The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2001

Copyright South Dakota
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2002 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
1990 Census:696,004(0.28% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census:756,874(0.27% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):452,785
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):538,000 
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Polls Close: 8 pm EST / 7 PM CST (0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
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Governor  Term limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Republican  Governor William J. Janklow
First elected to these terms: 1994; re-elected: 1998 [had previously been elected Governor in 1978 and re-elected in 1982]
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2Democrat  Senator Tim Johnson
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
 CandidateRepublican  (pending)
Possible candidates: Representative John Thune (announced 7 October 2001)

Class 3Democrat  Senator Tom Daschle
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

At-LargeRepublican  Congressman John R. Thune
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
 7 October 2001: Representative Thune announced that he will run for the Senate in 2002.

Congressional District

South Dakota has been allocated only 1 Representative in Congress at large; therefore, the entire state consists of, in effect, only one statewide Congressional District.