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Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:756,874 (0.27% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:819,761 (0.26% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Pierre
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of South Dakota
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 2 March 1861. 12 Stat. 239: along with what would become NORTH DAKOTA, was organized as "Dakota" Territory from what had previously been part of Nebraska Territory
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 2 November 1889 upon Proclamation by President Benjamin Harrison (26 Stat. 1549)
  The 39th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: MIDWEST
 Region: Great Plains
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 22 February 1889 [25 Stat. 676: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
 
1st (1889-) [Adopted: 1889 Convention convened, 4 July 1889, Ratified: 1 October 1889 ratified by a vote of 70,131 to 3,267; effective upon Admission, 2 November 1889. (A separate vote on Article 24- prohibiting the manufacture, sale and importation of intoxicating beverages- approved this provision by a vote of 40,324 to 34,590; a separate vote on Article 25- providing for minority [that is, proportional] representation in the legislature- rejected this provision by a vote of 46,200 to 24,161)]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated with Governor as well]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with the Governor. No separate primaries for Gov and Lt Gov.
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Auditor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Commissioner of School and Public Lands: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  LEGISLATURE
 
Upper House
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Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Broad, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   township [Type: Limited, Executive and Legislative: Board of Supervisors]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
   

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in November of even-numbered years
[SD Codified Laws 12-2-2]
Presidential Primary   All States
  at the same time as the State Primary [first Tuesday after the first Monday in June (SD Codified Laws 12-2-1)] in Presidential Election years
[SD Codified Laws 12-5-3.11-- which provides that, in the absence of any other method of choosing National Convention delegates and alternates by a Party, said positions shall be elected in the State Primary]
State Primary   All States
  (--2005) ... first Tuesday in June of every even-numbered year. [SD Codified Laws 12-2-1].
If no candidate for United States Senate, congressman, or Governor in a race involving three or more candidates receives thirty-five percent of the votes of his party, a secondary election shall be held two weeks from the date of the first primary election. At the secondary election the only persons voted for shall be the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes at the first election. [SD Codified Laws 12-6-51.1].
  (2005-2011) The primary election ... shall be held ... on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of every even-numbered year.
[SD Codified Laws 12-2-1].
If no candidate for United States Senate, congressman, or Governor in a race involving three or more candidates receives thirty-five percent of the votes of his party, a secondary election shall be held two weeks from the date of the first primary election. At the secondary election the only persons voted for shall be the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes at the first election.
[SD Codified Laws 12-6-51.1].
  (2010-2012) The primary election ... shall be held ... on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of every even-numbered year.
[SD Codified Laws 12-2-1].
If no candidate for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, or Governor in a race involving three or more candidates receives thirty-five percent of the votes of the candidate's party, a secondary election shall be held three weeks from the date of the first primary election. At the secondary election the only persons voted for shall be the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes at the first election.
[SD Codified Laws 12-6-51.1].
  (2013--) The primary election ... shall be held ... on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of every even-numbered year.
[SD Codified Laws 12-2-1].
If no candidate for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, or Governor in a race involving three or more candidates receives thirty-five percent of the votes of the candidate's party, a secondary election shall be held ten weeks from the date of the first primary election. At the secondary election the only persons voted for shall be the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes at the first election.
[SD Codified Laws 12-6-51.1].
Polling times   All States
  Polls open: 7 AM local time
Polls close: 7 PM local time
12-2-3. ... the polls shall be opened at the hour of seven a.m. and remain continuously open until seven p.m ... [SD Codified Laws 12-2-3]


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Election Authority
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Democratic
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Media & others
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  Capital Journal - Pierre
  Daily Press & Dakotan - Yankton
  Dakota Free Press
  KDLT TV - NBC - Sioux Falls
  KELO AM - Sioux Falls
  KELO TV - CBS - Sioux Falls
  KOTA TV - ABC - Rapid City
  KSFY TV - ABC - Sioux Falls
  KSOO AM - Sioux Falls
  Madison Daily Leader
  NewsLink - South Dakota Newspapers
  Plainsman - Huron
  Politics1.com - South Dakota
  Rapid City Journal
  South Dakota Politics - Conservative
  South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  South Dakota War College - Brookings
  The Aberdeen American News
  The Brookings Register
  The Daily Republic - Mitchell
  Watertown Public Opinion
 
 


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