Ballot Question Information

Welcome to the Ballot Question Information page. In this section users will find information, provided by the South Dakota Secretary of State's office.

  • Deadline for submitting initiated constitutional amendment petition - November 6, 2017
  • Deadline for submitting initiated measure petition - November 6, 2017
  • Deadline for submitting referendum petition - 90 days after adjournment of legislature at which the law was passed
  • Each constitutional amendment, initiated measure, or referred law that is approved by a majority of all votes cast is effective on the first day of July after the completion of the official canvass by the State Canvassing Board.
  • Click here to view the handout on how to Circulate a Statewide Ballot Question Petition in 2018
  • For more detailed information on Potential 2018 Ballot Questions, click here