Click here to view the handout on How to Submit and Circulate a 2020 Statewide Ballot Question Petition
Click here to view the Proof of Circulator Residency form
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.
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.
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|
|An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution authorizing the Legislature
to allow sports wagering in Deadwood.
|AG Statement||LRC Comments|
|A constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis.||LRC Comments|
|An initiated measure changing initiative and referendum requirements. (Version 1)||AG Statement||LRC Comments||Fiscal Note|
|An initiated measure changing initiative and referendum requirements. (Version 2)||AG Statement|
|An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution requiring physical damage
in order for conduct to be considered a violation of law.
|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|
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