2016 South Dakota Ballot Questions Pamphlet Released

South_Dakota_Ballot_QuestionsPierre, SD – South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has announced that the Pro/Con ballot measure statements for the 2016 general election ballot are available on the Secretary of State’s website along with the sponsor contact information, Title of amendment or measure and Attorney General explanation.  They can be read by clicking here or going to this address: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/assets/2016%20BQ%20PamphletCover.pdf

There are two Referred Laws 19 and 20, five Constitutional Amendments R, S, T, U and V. There are three Initiated Measures 21, 22 and 23.

This pamphlet is available in large print, Braille, or on tape by calling the SD State Library at 1-800-423-6665.

SDCL 12-13-23: Distribution of public information – Statements of proponents and opponents. The secretary of state shall distribute public information on any constitutional amendment, initiated, or referred measure submitted to the electors for approval. The secretary of state shall compile the public information by printing a statement in support of the constitutional amendment, initiated, or referred measure written by its proponents, if any can be identified, and a statement against the constitutional amendment, initiated, or referred measure written by its opponents, if any can be identified. The secretary of state is not responsible for the contents, objectivity, or accuracy of the statements written by the proponents and opponents.

The title, explanation and effect of a vote for each ballot question were provided by the Attorney General. No other statements on this pamphlet reflect the opinion of the State or the Attorney General.

The information was compiled by the Secretary of State as supplied by the writers, was not verified by the Secretary of State and does not reflect the position of the State regarding the legality or effect of the amendments or measures. The Secretary of State is not responsible for the contents, objectivity or accuracy of the statements written by the proponent and opponent writers in this brochure.

Woodrow Wilcox

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