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Potential 2018 Ballot Questions

Click here to view the handout on how to Submit and Circulate a 2018 Statewide Ballot Question Petition

Click here to find information on Challenging a Statewide Ballot Question

To file a Statement of Organization for a Ballot Question Committee, via our online system, click here. You may also download a paper form from that same link.

Contact Information:
SD Legislative Research Council, 605-773-3251
Office of the SD Attorney General, 605-773-3215

PETITION FORMS:

5:02:08:07. Form of Statewide initiative petition.
5:02:08:08. Form of Statewide referendum petition.
5:02:08:09. Form of Statewide initiated constitutional amendment petition or initiated petition for repeal of constitutional provision.

NOTE: A separate affidavit will have to be submitted for each sponsor.
5:02:08:07.02 Affidavit to be submitted with initiative, referendum, or initiated constitutional amendment petition to be circulated.
5:02:08:07.01. Affidavit to be filed with completed Statewide initiative, referendum, or initiated constitutional amendment petition.

2018 General Election Ballot Measures

Title & Official Petition Official Ballot Number/ Letter Validation Date Challenge Deadline Circulator Handout/
Sponsor
Info
Attorney General's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions (VERSION #1) Constitutional Amendment W Dec. 28, 2017 Jan. 29, 2018 Circulator Handouts AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated measure prohibiting contributions to ballot question committees by non-residents, out-of-state political committees, and entities that are not filed with the Secretary of State. Initiated Measure 24 Jan. 4, 2018 Feb. 5, 2018 Circulator Handouts AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated measure increasing the State tobacco tax and creating a postsecondary technical institute fund for the purposes of lowering student tuition and providing financial support to the State postsecondary technical institutes. Initiated Measure 25 February 16, 2018 March 19, 2018 Circulator Handouts AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate

2018 Potential Ballot Measures - Petitions Submitted to SOS by Deadline

Title & Official Petition Circulator Handout/
Sponsor
Info
Attorney General's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
       
An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution establishing open primary elections. Circulator Handouts AG's Statement LRC Comments

LRC Comments #2 (This version was withdrawn by the sponsor)
Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution providing for state legislative redistricting by a commission Circulator Handouts AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated measure allowing certain elections to be conducted through a voting-by-mail process. Circulator Handout AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated measure establishing a cap on the price a State Agency may pay for a prescription drug. Circulator Handout AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An Initiated Measure to legalize marijuana for medical use. Circulator Handout Attorney General's Statement LRC Comments

Sponsor Draft #2
Prison Cost Estimate

2018 Potential Ballot Measures - Petitions Not Submitted by Deadline

Title & Official Petition Circulator Handout/
Sponsor
Info
Attorney General's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An Initiated Measure authorizing a South Dakota-Licensed Physician to prescribe drugs that a terminally ill patient may take for the purpose of ending life. Circulator Handout Attorney General's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An Initiated Measure to legalize certain amounts of marijuana, drugs made from marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, and to regulate and tax marijuana establishments Circulator Handout Atorney General's Statement LRC Comments

Sponsor Draft #2
Prison Cost Estimate
An Initiated Measure to legalize all quantities of marijuana and to make other changes to State law involving marijuana Circulator Handout Attorney General's Statement LRC Comments

LRC Comments #2
Prison Cost Estimate
An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution regarding initiated and referred measures Circulator Handout Attorney General's Statement

Attorney General's Statement #2(This version [#2] not yet approved for circulation)
Draft A

Draft B

Draft C
Prison Cost Estimate

2018 Potential Ballot Measures - No petition submitted for circulation

NOTE: The version of the measures posted along with LRC comments are not necessarily the final versions and could be subject to change by the sponsor. By law, the sponsor must present the final version of the measure to the Attorney General.

Title
AG's
Statement
LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate

An Initiated Measure requiring students to use rooms designated for the same biological sex, and requiring public schools to provide a reasonable accommodation for students whose gender identity is not the same as their biological sex

AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions. (VERSION #2) AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, and creating a government accountability board. (VERSION #3) AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, and creating a government accountability board. (VERSION #4) AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An Initiated Measure requiring people to use certain rooms designated for the same biological sex AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
South Dakota Voter Accessibility, Integrity, and Efficiency, and Automatic Voter Registration Act AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An initiated measure increasing the State tobacco tax and creating a postsecondary technical institute fund for the purposes of lowering student tuition and providing financial support to the State postsecondary technical institutes. AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
An Act to revise certain provisions regarding contributions to ballot question committees AG's Statement LRC Comments Prison Cost Estimate
 

2018 Ballot Question Committees

To search the campaign finance forms for the ballot question committees and other committees please click here.