South Dakota 2010 ballot measures

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Four measures have been certified for the 2010 ballot in South Dakota. In 2010, citizen initiatives and legislatively referred petitions will both require 16,776 valid signatures (5% of the 2006 vote for governor) to qualify for the ballot. For citizen initiated measures, signatures must be filed by April 6, 2010. For legislatively referred measures, signatures must be filed within 90 days after adjournment of legislature at which the law was passed.

Constitutional amendments introduced by citizens will require 33,551 valid signatures (10% of the 2006 vote for governor) and must have signatures filed by November 2, 2009. [1]

In 2010 the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, and the South Dakota polls will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

On ballot

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment K Elections Protects the right to secret ballots in federal, state, and union representation elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment L Gov't Finances Repeals the automatic annual transfer of $12 million from the trust fund to the state general fund Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 13 Marijuana Proposes legalization of medical marijuana Defeatedd
VR Referendum 12 Tobacco Extends smoking ban to apply statewide Approveda

Proposed measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Embryonic Stem Cell Research Measure Stem cells Eases restrictions on stem cell research proposed
CISS Energy Turbine Restrictions Initiative Natural resources Place certain restrictions on the location of wind energy turbines proposed
CICA Health Care Amendment Health care Would nullify certain Federal health care laws within the state circulating

Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Status
LRCA South Dakota Gambling Amendment Gambling Would have allowed unlimited gambling by removing all current gambling limits House rejected measure
LRCA Smoking Ban Alternative Amendment Tobacco Would have implemented a "weaker" smoking ban rejected by House Health Committee

See also

External links


  1. South Dakota Secretary of State explanation of signature requirements