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2008 South Dakota General Election Data

Presidential Candidates Ballot Access in South Dakota 2008

Republican: 2070 (1% of the vote for the 2006 republican gubernatorial candidate - 206,990)

Democratic: 1213 (1% of the vote for the 2006 democratic gubernatorial candidate - 121,226)

Independent: 3356* (1% of the total vote for governor in 2006 - 335,508)

New Political Party: 250

*The Independent signature requirement would also apply to independent candidates for public utilities commissioner. Independent candidates for President must file a certification of their vice-presidential candidate prior to petition circulation.

FORM A NEW POLITICAL PARTY

8388 (2.5% of total vote for governor in 2006 - 335,508)

STATE LEGISLATORS

Republican or Democrat: 50 signatures or 1% of the vote for their party's gubernatorial candidate in their legislative district in the 2006 election, whichever is less.

Signatures equal to 1% of the total vote for governor in 2006 in their legislative district.

Five signatures.

2008 Legislative Signature Requirements by District

COUNTY OFFICIALS & PARTY DELEGATES (filed with county auditor)

50 signatures or 1% of the vote for their party's gubernatorial candidate in the county or commissioner district in the 2006 election, whichever is less.

Signatures equal to 1% of the total vote for governor in the county or commissioner district in 2006.

Five signatures.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS

Heartland Consumer Power District Director: 50

Conservation District Director: 25

Water Development District Director: 25

All petition signers must be active registered voters in the jurisdiction which the candidate is seeking office.

DEADLINE FOR FILING

March 25, 2008 for primary election

June 3, 2008 for independent candidates in general election

INITIATIVE PETITIONS

16,776 signatures collected within one year following filing of the full text with the Secretary of State (5% of 2006 vote for governor). Signatures must be filed by April 1, 2008.

REFERENDUM PETITIONS

16,776 signatures (5% of 2006 vote for governor). File within 90 days after adjournment of legislature at which the law was passed.

INITIATED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

33,551 signatures (10% of 2006 vote for governor). Signatures must be filed by November 5, 2007.