Notes from Election Central – “Time to do something about these ballot measures.”

As I’m waiting around fo polls to close, several politicos are talking about the issues with the ballot measures – and how many legislators in going door to door are hearing that there are too many of these out of state driven measures on the ballot – and it’s time that they do something about it.

People are talking about adjustments ranging from restrictions on out of state cash being infused into the races, to adjusting the vote threshold for Constitutional amendments.  

The one point stressed is that whatever is to be done, it has to be an open, palms up process that meets with voter approval. South Dakota has a strong tradition with the process of referral and initiatives, and whatever form reform takes, it has to recognize that, and prevent it’s abuse.