South Dakota elections, 2010

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Elections will be held in South Dakota on November 2, 2010. Primary elections will take place on June 8, 2010 for the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and Constitution Party.

Federal[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

Republican incumbent John Thune is running for re-election.

United States House[edit]

Democratic incumbent Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is running for re-election.

State[edit]

Governor[edit]

Mike Rounds, the current Republican Governor, is term-limited and will not be seeking re-election in 2010. Five candidates are running for the Republican nomination. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic State Senator Scott Heidepriem in the general election.

Other Statewide Officers[edit]

The offices of Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor, Commissioner of School and Public Lands, and Public Utility Commissioner will be up for election in 2010. Candidates for each party will be nominated at the 2010 state conventions of each political party.

State Senate[edit]

All thirty-five seats of the South Dakota Senate will be up for election in 2010.

State House of Representatives[edit]

All seventy seats in the South Dakota House of Representatives are up for election in 2010.

Judicial positions[edit]

Multiple judicial positions will be up for election in 2010.

Ballot measures[edit]

Four measures have been certified for the November 2 ballot:
1. Protects the right to secret ballots in federal, state, and union representation elections
2. Repeals the automatic annual transfer of $12 million from the trust fund to the state general fund
3. Extends smoking ban to apply statewide
4. Proposes legalization of medical marijuana

Local[edit]

County officers[edit]

County offices including County Commissioners, County Auditors, County Registers of Deeds, and County Sheriffs are up for election in 2010.

Party representatives[edit]

In its closed primary election on June 8, party members will elect delegates to the Republican Party State Convention and the Democratic Party State Convention.

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