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Like winter in Antarctica or summer in Panama, election season in South Dakota seems constant. Attorney General Marty Jackley’s office released draft ballot explanations for three proposed initiatives that could be on the ballot in 2024.
Two of the three would amend the state Constitution. The first of those would create open primary elections that allow the top-two candidates of an open primary to face each other in the General Election. It means two Republicans or two Democrats might face each other in a General Election, as opposed to the current system in which Democrats pick their candidate, Republicans pick theirs, and minor parties pick theirs.
The second constitutional amendment would abolish the 4.5-percent state sales tax on groceries. Informed readers have probably heard a thing or two about the state’s grocery tax over the last few months.