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Shannon County Name Change One Step Closer

Shannon County Name Change One Step Closer

A bill to rename Shannon County as Oglala Lakota County sailed over its first legislative hurdle in an unanimous vote before the Senate State Affairs Committee.In...

The Native Vote And Future Elections

The Native Vote And Future Elections

The 2014 election is well over. But for some it’s not too soon to start thinking about 2016 or even 2020 and beyond....

GOAC Continues EB-5 Inquiry

GOAC Continues EB-5 Inquiry

The State Government Operations and Audit Committee heard testimony from officials with the Board of Regents on EB-5 and alleged fraud that occurred when a key player...

Shannon County Votes To Change Name

Shannon County Votes To Change Name

Along with statewide races yesterday, Oglala Sioux Tribal members elected a new president. John Yellow Bird Steele...

State Legislative Leaders Comment on Election

State Legislative Leaders Comment on Election

Along with victories by Dennis Daugaard, Kristi Noem and Mike Rounds in a Republican sweep of statewide races Tuesday, the GOP will also maintain their dominance in...

Dakota Midday: Post Election Analyisis

Dakota Midday: Post Election Analyisis

Around 54 percent of South Dakota's eligible voters went to the polls yesterday for the midterm elections. In the...

Rounds Wins Four Way US Senate Race

Rounds Wins Four Way US Senate Race

Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s election.South Dakota U.S. Senator Elect Mike Rounds is...

South Dakota Governor Candidate Dennis Daugaard

South Dakota Governor Candidate Dennis Daugaard

Balancing the budget without raising taxes and criminal justice reform are among the accomplishments Governor Dennis...

Initiated Measure 17: Voters Will Decide Healthcare Law

Initiated Measure 17: Voters Will Decide Healthcare Law

When South Dakotans go to the polls on Tuesday, they’ll vote on a ballot measure dealing with healthcare. Initiated...

Dakota Political Junkies

Dakota Political Junkies

With less than a week before Election Day, several recent polls are showing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike...

Poli Sci Profs: Independent Prosecutor Needed For EB-5

Poli Sci Profs: Independent Prosecutor Needed For EB-5

Some political science professors who teach at universities across South Dakota say the EB-5 scandal requires an independent prosecutor. They say the current system...

Shannon Co. Auditor: 2014 May Not Top 2004 Record Turnout

Shannon Co. Auditor: 2014 May Not Top 2004 Record Turnout

The early voting turnout on the Pine Ridge Reservation appears to be ramping up. But for now it may not be on track to top the record year of 2004.Sue Ganje is the...

U.S. House Candidate Kristi Noem

U.S. House Candidate Kristi Noem

Republican Kristi Noem says if she’s re-elected to Congress, she’ll focus on policies that would help grow South...

Get Out The Native Vote Effort Continues

Get Out The Native Vote Effort Continues

Control of the Senate could be up for grabs in this midterm election--and some believe the Native American vote...

South Dakota Governor Candidate Mike Myers

South Dakota Governor Candidate Mike Myers

Among independent gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers’ top issues are health care and education. He taught health...

A Call To Shut Down The EPA In The US Senate Race

A Call To Shut Down The EPA In The US Senate Race

For U.S. Senate candidate and former Governor Mike Rounds the EPA has gone too far.Rounds and many others say the...

Debate Candidates Spar On EB-5, Social Security Issues

Debate Candidates Spar On EB-5, Social Security Issues

Three candidates running for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat hammered Mike Rounds on EB-5 in Thursday night’s...

Dakota Political Junkies

Dakota Political Junkies

Rapid City Journal reporter Seth Tupper and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader political reporter David Montgomery joined the...

Rounds' EB-5 Story Changes Over Time

Rounds' EB-5 Story Changes Over Time

The EB-5 story has become a centerpiece in the U.S. Senate race.Former Governor Mike Rounds states he had nothing to...

Candidates For US House Debate

Candidates For US House Debate

Candidates for the United States Congress met Thursday night on SDPB Television for a debate that covered more than...

Ad Money Increases In Tighter Senate Race

Ad Money Increases In Tighter Senate Race

A political action committee is committing more money to the US Senate race in South Dakota. A PAC known as Mayday is adding $250,000 to its earlier pledge of $1...

U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Rounds

U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Rounds

In his campaign for U.S. Senate, Republican Mike Rounds says voters have a very clear choice between philosophies on...

Wanblee To Get Early Voting Office

Wanblee To Get Early Voting Office

Voting rights advocates say a satellite polling place is coming to the town of Wanblee.The small town on the Pine Ridge Reservation has become a contention point over...

Dakota Political Junkies

Dakota Political Junkies

South Dakota's contest for U.S. Senate is receiving national attention as a race that was considered safely...

Yellow Bird Steele Leads Pine Ridge Primary

Yellow Bird Steele Leads Pine Ridge Primary

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission is verifying the results of Tuesday's primary election. Unofficial tribal presidential primary results have Harold Eagle...

SD "Rez Tour" Aims To Increase Native Vote

SD "Rez Tour" Aims To Increase Native Vote

The Native American vote can make the difference in tight statewide races in South Dakota.U.S Senator Tim Johnson...

South Dakota Governor Candidate Susan Wismer

South Dakota Governor Candidate Susan Wismer

Democratic State Representative Susan Wismer is campaigning to replace Republican incumbent Dennis Daugaard as South...

Senate Hopefuls Consider Native Challenges

Senate Hopefuls Consider Native Challenges

Candidates for United States Senate are weighing in on the federal government’s role in Indian Affairs. The four men...

SD Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

SD Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Each of the three candidates for Governor of South Dakota is highlighting why voters should choose him or her to...

U.S. House Candidate Corinna Robinson

U.S. House Candidate Corinna Robinson

If she’s elected to Congress, Democrat Corinna Robinson says she’ll make creating jobs for South Dakotans a priority....

SDPB Broadcast Debates & Candidate Forums

More information about SDPB's campaign season debate and links to archived video of the debates.

"Meet the Candidates" - Those running for for state House and Senate address voters.

South Dakota Attorney General's Ballot Explanations for the November 2014 General Election
 

1. Initiated Measure 17 seeking to require health insurers to include all willing and qualified health providers on their provider lists; 
2. Initiated Measure 18 seeking to increase the state minimum wage; and
3. Constitutional Amendment Q seeking to authorize the Legislature to allow roulette, keno and craps in Deadwood.

To view the ballot explanations please click on the link below:

http://atg.sd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Rp1NrwOnueg%3d&tabid=442