Voter Guide for South Dakota Statewide Races General Election on November 5th 2024

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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

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Forrest Wilson

Democratic Party

Other Candidates

  • Gideon Oakes (Libertarian Party)

Republican Candidates

  • Kristie Fiegen

South Dakota State Ballot Measures

State

Constitutional Amendment E

South Dakota Constitutional Amendment E, Gender-Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment (2024)

A "yes" vote supports amending the text of the South Dakota Constitution to change male pronouns to gender-neutral terms or titles.

A "no" vote opposes amending the text of the South Dakota Constitution to change male pronouns to gender-neutral terms or titles.

Constitutional Amendment F

South Dakota Constitutional Amendment F, Medicaid Work Requirement Amendment (2024)

A "yes" vote supports amending the South Dakota Constitution to provide that the state may impose a work requirement on eligible individuals who are not diagnosed as being mentally or physically disabled in order to receive Medicaid under the Medicaid expansion that took effect on July 1, 2023.

A "no" vote opposes amending the South Dakota Constitution to provide that the state may impose a work requirement on eligible individuals who are not diagnosed as being mentally or physically disabled in order to receive Medicaid under the Medicaid expansion that took effect on July 1, 2023.

Initiated Measure 28

South Dakota Initiated Measure 28, Prohibit Food and Grocery Taxes Initiative (2024)

A "yes" vote supports prohibiting a state sales taxes on anything sold for human consumption, not including alcoholic beverages or prepared food.

A "no" vote opposes prohibiting a state sales taxes on anything sold for human consumption, not including alcoholic beverages or prepared food.

Constitutional Amendment G

South Dakota Constitutional Amendment G, Right to Abortion Initiative (2024)

A "yes" vote supports providing for a state constitutional right to abortion in South Dakota, using a trimester framework for regulation:

  • During the first trimester, the state would be prohibited from regulating a woman's decision to have an abortion;
  • During the second trimester, the state may regulate abortion, but "only in ways that are reasonably related to the physical health of the pregnant woman;" and
  • During the third trimester, the state may regulate or prohibit abortion, except "when abortion is necessary, in the medical judgment of the woman's physician, to preserve the life and health of the pregnant woman."

A "no" vote opposes providing for a state constitutional right to abortion in South Dakota, using a trimester framework for regulation.

Constitutional Amendment H

South Dakota Constitutional Amendment H, Top-Two Primary Elections Initiative (2024)

A "yes" vote supports replacing partisan primaries with top-two primaries for state executive, state legislative, congressional, and county offices.

A "no" vote opposes this ballot initiative, thus keeping partisan primaries for state executive, state legislative, congressional, and county offices.

Initiated Measure 29

South Dakota Initiated Measure 29, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2024)

A "yes" vote supports legalizing the recreational use, possession, and distribution of marijuana.

A "no" vote opposes legalizing the recreational use, possession, and distribution of marijuana.

Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Referendum

South Dakota Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Referendum (2024)

A "yes" vote upholds the legislation, Senate Bill 201, which provides statutory requirements for regulating carbon dioxide pipelines and other transmission facilities, and allows counties to impose a surcharge on certain pipeline companies.

A "no" vote repeals the legislation, Senate Bill 201, which provides statutory requirements for regulating carbon dioxide pipelines and other transmission facilities, and allows counties to impose a surcharge on certain pipeline companies.

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