South Dakota smoking referendum eligible for ballot, signatures to be reviewed
PIERRE, South Dakota: After much debate the proposed South Dakota Smoking Ban Referendum is eligible for the 2010 statewide ballot, ruled Circuit Judge Kathleen Trandahl. However, the issue regarding the number of valid signatures remains to be resolved. However, according to reports Judge Trandahl's final decision is expected to be appealed to the South Dakota Supreme Court.
- Required: 16,776
- Filed: 25,400
- Invalid: 8,845 (as of July 23)
- Invalid, after review: approximately 8,685 (as of November 2)
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