Ballot Questions

In addition to Elective Offices, the ballot may also include: Initiated Measures, Referred Measures, Charter Amendments.

According to City Charter Section 6.03, “the powers of initiative and referendum are hereby reserved to the electors of the city. The provisions of the election law of the State of South Dakota, as they currently exist or may hereafter be amended or superseded, shall govern the exercise of the powers of initiative and referendum under this charter.” There is a City registration requirement to circulate petitions for an initiative or referendum. Go to the Initiative and Referendum Petition Information webpage for more information.

The Charter Amendment process is outlined in Article VIII: Charter Amendment of the City Charter. For more information about the Charter Revision Commission, visit their webpage.