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Suggested changes to the ballot measure process include removing the pro and con arguments from opposing sides, and having state laws list what challenges can be made through the Secretary of State's office, and what must be challenged in the state courts.
Suggested changes to the ballot measure process include removing the pro and con arguments from opposing sides, and having state laws list what challenges can be made through the Secretary of State's office, and what must be challenged in the state courts.
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October 17, 2016

Changes Suggested To Ballot Approval Process

State election officials are looking to streamline the current approval process of adding things to the ballot, reports the Rapid City Journal.

In November, voters will be deciding on 10 ballot measures, including constitutional amendments, initiatives and referred laws.  Over the last year, messy ballot measure procedures resulted in multiple legal issues and challenges as these and other measures were submitted. The state Board of Elections met for over 4 hours recently, discussing 25 changes that could address the difficulties encountered in the last year.  Final proposals will be submitted and considered during the 2017 Legislative session.

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