South Dakota Signature Requirements

Signature Requirements:

  • Amendments: 10% of the voters who voted in the last Gubernatorial election.
  • Statutes and Referenda: 5% of the voters who voted in the last Gubernatorial election.
  • Recall – 15% of the voters in the municipality.
  • Nomination – U.S. House and U.S. Senate – 1% of the voters who voted in the last Gubernatorial election. Governor: 1% for Independents, 2.5% for new party candidates.
  • Local I&R – 5% of the registered voters in the municipality.
  • Deadlines: Statewide measures – 1-2 years, Local I&R – 6 months, Recalls – 60 days.

Article III of the South Dakota Constitution gives citizens the right to Initiative and Referenda

The following three websites provide the most current information about your state’s ballot proposal news.

South Dakota at Ballotpedia

South Dakota at Citizens in Charge

South Dakota at Recall the Rogues