The Secretary of State’s office quietly approved a measure for the ballot yesterday, approving petitions which vow to return some of the provisions overturned by the legislature as a result of not being constitutional after the last election:
|Title & Official Petition||Official Ballot Number/ Letter||Validation Date|
|An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions (VERSION #1)||Constitutional Amendment W||Dec. 28, 2017|
Amendment “W” (for Worthless) is the first measure approved for the 2018 election ballot.