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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in South Dakota
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in South Dakota
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



South Dakota

The state of South Dakota will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in South Dakota
Filing deadline for ballot measures for 2014 November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for party candidates March 25, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for independent candidates April 29, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 19, 2014
Primary election date June 3, 2014
School board election June 3, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 20, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in South Dakota in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (3 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in South Dakota

U.S. Congress


See also: United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014

Sen. Tim Johnson's (D) retirement left Republicans with a strong chance of changing control of this seat. Republican front-runner Mike Rounds won the seat on November 4, 2014.


South Dakota State Legislature


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014 and South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate took place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in South Dakota
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
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U.S. Senate elections in South Dakota

See also: United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in South Dakota will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 25, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican primary.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014.[2]

See also: South Dakota elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson (D). Johnson was first elected in 1996. He announced on March 25, 2013, that he would not be seeking another term in 2014.[3]

Candidates


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General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

IndependentThird Party Candidates

Removed from ballot

Declined to run

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Three term Senator Tim Johnson (D) of South Dakota announced on March 25, 2013, that he would not seek another term in 2014.[3]

In a news conference at his alma mater, the University of South Dakota, Johnson joked, "I will be 68 years old at the end of this term and it is time for me to say goodbye. As much as [my wife] Barbara would like me to run again, I have to say no. I'm honored and humbled that the people of South Dakota, Democrats, Republicans and independents, have allowed me to represent you in the state legislature, the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate."[3]

Johnson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and won re-election in 2002.[18] In 2006, Johnson suffered a brain hemorrhage that almost killed him, but he recovered and went on to run for and win re-election in 2008.[18] When asked if his health was behind his decision not to run again, Johnson answered, "I feel great, but I must be honest. I appreciate that my right arm and right leg are not what they used to be and my speech is not entirely there. But I think mostly that it's time to go."[18]

If he had made a bid for another term in the Senate, Johnson was expected to face a tough win for re-election and was considered vulnerable.[19]

Johnson was the fifth Democratic Senator to announce plans to retire in 2014.[18] Others include Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, and Carl Levin of Michigan. Two Republican senators, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Mike Johanns of Nebraska, are also not making bids next year for another term in office.[18]

The 2014 election was the first time since 1978 that South Dakota had an open Senate seat.[20]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in South Dakota
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in South Dakota

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in South Dakota, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in South Dakota will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 25, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican primary.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014.[2]

See also: South Dakota elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Kristi Noem (R), who was first elected in 2010.

South Dakota has a single At-Large Congressional District, which is made up of the entire state.

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from South Dakota.

Members of the U.S. House from South Dakota -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1

List of candidates by district


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General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

  • Constitution Party Charles Haan sued Secretary of State Jason Gant for "illegally" declining to put him on the ballot. “He was 45 signatures short of even meeting the 250, even if every single line he submitted was accurate,” Gant said.[22] Haan lost his case, and he did not appear on the ballot.[23]


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State executive official elections in South Dakota

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See also: South Dakota state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in South Dakota
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Nine state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of South Dakota.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in South Dakota:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


General election

Republican Party Dennis Daugaard/Matthew Michels - IncumbentsGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Susan Wismer/Susan Blake[24]
Independent Mike Myers/Lora Hubbel[25][24]

Withdrawn

Independent Caitlin Collier - former lieutenant gubernatorial running mate of Mike Myers[26][27][28]

Lost in gubernatorial primary

Republican Party Lora Hubbel - Former state representative[29]
Democratic Party Joe Lowe - Former director of the state Wildland Fire Suppression Division[30]

Failed to qualify

Constitution Party Curtis Strong[31][24]

Lieutenant Governor


Withdrew

Attorney General


Republican Party Marty J. Jackley - Incumbent[37]Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Chad Haber

Secretary of State


Republican Party Shantel Krebs - State Senator[38]Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Angelia Schultz[39]
Constitution Party Lori Stacey - Constitution Party candidate[39]
Libertarian Party Emmett Reistroffer

Did not file

Republican Party Jason Gant - Incumbent

Former candidates

Republican Party Pat Miller - Deputy Secretary of State[40][39]
Libertarian Party Ken Santema - Blogger, Computer Network Project Manager[41][39]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Richard Sattgast
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2011 Yes[39] Republican Party Richard Sattgast
Democratic Party Denny Pierson
Libertarian Party Ken Santema
Republican Party Richard Sattgast No
State Auditor Steve Barnett
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2011 Yes[39] Republican Party Steve Barnett
Libertarian Party Kurt Evans
Republican Party Steve Barnett No
Public Utilities Commission Gary Hanson
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2002 Yes[42] Republican Party Gary Hanson
Democratic Party David Allen
Constitution Party Wayne Schmidt
Republican Party Gary Hanson No
Commissioner of School and Public Lands Vernon L. Larson
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2013 No[43] Pending


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State Senate election in South Dakota

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See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate took place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the South Dakota State Senate:

South Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 46 46
     Republican Party 78 77
     Vacant 0 1
Total 124 124

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35

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State House elections in South Dakota

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See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the South Dakota House of Representatives:

South Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 17 12
     Republican Party 53 58
Total 70 70

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 25, 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35

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Statewide ballot measure elections in South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures
Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for ballot measures was November 4, 2013.

Two ballot measures are certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of South Dakota.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiated Measure 17 Insurance Allows patients to choose health care provider at no cost Approveda
CISS Initiated Measure 18 Minimum wage Raises the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 and increases it each year based on inflation Approveda
LRCA Amendment Q Gambling Permits certain forms of gambling in the city of Deadwood upon local voter approval Approveda

Not on the ballot


Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Two-Thirds Majority for Tax Increases Amendment Taxes Requires that any ballot measure raising existing taxes or creating new ones receive a two-thirds majority in order to be approved Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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School board elections in South Dakota

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and South Dakota school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections

A total of two South Dakota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for four seats. Sioux Falls School District held its election on April 8, 2014. Rapid City Area School District held its election on June 3, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about South Dakota's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Sioux Falls School District with 21,390 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Rapid City Area School District with 13,382 K-12 students.
  • Both districts had two seats up for election in 2014.

The districts listed below served 34,772 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[44] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 South Dakota School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Sioux Falls School District 4/8/2014 2 5 21,390
Rapid City Area School District 6/3/2014 2 7 13,382



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Voting in South Dakota

See also: Voting in South Dakota

Important voting information

  • South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican primary.[1]
  • As of December 2014, South Dakota is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in South Dakota, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

South Dakota is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Completed ballots must be returned to the county election official by close of polls on Election Day.[45]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

South Dakota ranked 9th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. South Dakota received an overall score of 72 percent.[46]

See also

References

  1. South Dakota Secretary of State Website, "Registration & Voting," accessed January 3,2014
  2. South Dakota Secretary of State, "Registration & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Washington Post, "AP sources: South Dakota Sen. Johnson won’t seek re-election; 5th Democratic senator to retire" Accessed March 28, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Associated Press, "South Dakota - Summary Vote Results," June 3, 2014
  5. Rapid City Journal, "Larry Pressler urges voters to reject 'poisonous' two-party system," accessed December 31, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 SDSOS.gov, "Current Candidates for Primary Election," accessed May 6, 2014
  7. Talking Points Memo, "GOP Rep. Kristi Noem Will Not Run For SD Senate Seat," accessed June 14, 2013
  8. Rapid City Journal, "SD state Sen. Larry Rhoden will run for US Senate," accessed July 12, 2013 (dead link)
  9. The Associated Press, "SD state Rep. Stace Nelson to make US Senate run; joins 3 others seeking GOP nomination," August 13, 2013
  10. Keloland.com, "Bosworth Jumps Into U.S. Senate Race," accessed August 22, 2013
  11. Roll Call, "Weiland Is Democrats' Best Hope in S.D., for Now," accessed June 14, 2013
  12. Rapid City Journal, "Larry Pressler urges voters to reject 'poisonous' two-party system," accessed December 31, 2013
  13. Capitol Journal, "Clayton Walker removed from general election ballot," accessed May 21, 2014
  14. Roll Call, "Kristi Noem Not Running for Senate #SDSEN," accessed June 14, 2013
  15. NewsCenter1, "2014 Senate Race," accessed April 29, 2013 (dead link)
  16. Politico, "Kristi Noem opts against Senate run in S.D.," accessed June 14, 2013
  17. NewsCenter1, "Kristi Noem Opts Against U.S. Senate Run, Will Defend House Seat," accessed June 14, 2013 (dead link)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 CNN, "Fifth Democratic Senator Says No to 2014," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Fiscal Times, "7 Senate Seats Most at Risk—Hint: They’re All Blue," accessed February 15, 2013
  20. KDLT, "Sen. Tim Johnson's Plans After Politics," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. 21.0 21.1 Associated Press, "South Dakota - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 3, 2014
  22. Argus Leader, "Watertown man sues for spot in election against Noem," accessed July 25, 2014
  23. Argus Leader, "Charles Haan lost Friday. He'll try again today.," accessed October 15, 2014
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 South Dakota Secretary of State: Elections, "Election Candidates," May 6, 2014
  25. KSOO, "Mike Myers Independent Candidate for Governor," August 16, 2013
  26. South Dakota Secretary of State "Independent Candidate for President or Governor Declaration of Candidate and Certification of Running Mate," accessed May 7, 2014
  27. Michael Myers for Governor!, "Home," March 19, 2014
  28. Ballot Access News, "Independent South Dakota Gubernatorial Candidate Files Lawsuit on Substituting a New Lieutenant Governor Running Mate," August 4, 2014
  29. Argus Leader, "Conservative Hubbel prepares challenge to Daugaard," October 16, 2013
  30. Miami Herald, "Wildfire specialist announces run for SD governor," December 2, 2013 (dead link)
  31. SoDakLiberty, "A Strong candidate for Governor from the Constitution Party of South Dakota," November 23, 2013
  32. Argus Leader, "All-female ticket for Democrats," June 25, 2014
  33. Madville Times, "Jackley, Gant Seek Dismissal of Myers-Hubbel Ballot Lawsuit," August 9, 2014
  34. South Dakota Secretary of State "Independent Candidate for President or Governor Declaration of Candidate and Certification of Running Mate," accessed May 7, 2014
  35. Michael Myers for Governor!, "Home," March 19, 2014
  36. Ballot Access News, "Independent South Dakota Gubernatorial Candidate Files Lawsuit on Substituting a New Lieutenant Governor Running Mate," August 4, 2014
  37. Black Hills Fox, "SD Attorney General Marty Jackley will seek re-election," April 21, 2013 (dead link)
  38. Rapid City Journal, "Are S.D. Republicans policing themselves?," September 12, 2013
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 South Dakota Secretary of State, "Current Candidates for General Election," accessed August 4, 2014
  40. Argus Leader, "Current deputy Pat Miller to run for secretary of state," April 3, 2014
  41. Midville Times, "Santema Agrees Gant Must Go, Considers Run for Office," September 5, 2013
  42. E-mail communication with Kristen Mathews, January 16, 2014
  43. South Dakota State News, "Governor Daugaard To Appoint Vern Larson As Commissioner Of School And Public Lands," accessed August 13, 2013
  44. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  45. Rock the Vote "South Dakota Election Information," accessed December 16, 2013
  46. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014