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Potential 2020 Ballot Questions

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


WARNING: State law requires that each petition sheet be self-contained. This means that the petition heading, instructions to signers, signature lines and circulator's verification must all be printed on each sheet prior to circulation. The sheet must be printed on front and back. You CANNOT tape, staple or glue the front and back sides together. You CANNOT include sheets with signature lines only.  If you have any questions about how to correctly prepare a petition sheet, please call the elections department at 773-3537.

Updates to ballot question petitions went into effect on July 29, 2018.
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.

Potential 2020 Ballot Measures

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.

LRC Comments Fiscal Note
A constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis   LRC Comments  
An initiated amendment on election reform.   LRC Comments  

A constitutional amendment to define crime.

AG's Statement LRC Comments Fiscal Note
A constitutional amendment allowing people to buy, sell, or rent any property or service. AG's Statement LRC Comments Fiscal Note

2020 Ballot Question Committees

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