Future constitutional amendments could require signatures of voters from across the state
House approves measure that requires signatures from all 35 legislative districts
PIERRE – Future initiated measures to amend the state Constitution would need to get the signatures of voters in all 35 legislative districts under a bill the state House approved Wednesday.
House Bill 1200 requires a minimum number of signatures to be collected in each district. That number, said Rep. Liz May, would be 10 percent of the total votes cast in the preceding election for governor, divided by 35.
The 2022 election saw 350,166 ballots cast for governor. Under the formula proposed by May, at least 1,001 signatures would need to be collected from the registered voters in each legislative district to qualify for the ballot.
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