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South Dakota elections, 2010

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South Dakota elections, 2010

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.


United States Senate

Republican incumbent John Thune is running for re-election.

United States House

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



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

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

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

State House of Representatives

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

Judicial positions

Multiple judicial positions will be up for election in 2010.

  • South Dakota judicial elections, 2010 at Judgepedia

Ballot measures

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


County officers

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

Party representatives

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.


  • Offices to be filled in the 2010 Elections, South Dakota Secretary of State, Retrieved April 9, 2010.

External links

  • Elections and Voter Registration from the South Dakota Secretary of State
  • Candidates for South Dakota State Offices at Project Vote Smart
  • South Dakota Polls at
  • South Dakota Congressional Races in 2010 campaign finance data from
  • South Dakota 2010 campaign finance data from Follow the Money
  • Imagine Election - Find out which candidates will appear on your ballot - search by address or zip code.
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