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General Election Ballot

November 8, 2022 South Dakota Davison County OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTER: To vote for a person FILL IN the oval ( ) next to the name. Use only a pencil or pen. If you make a mistake, give the ballot back and get a new one. DO NOT cast more votes than are allowed in each race. For United States Senator You may vote for one or leave it blank. Brian L. Bengs Democratic Party Tamara J Lesnar Libertarian Party John R. Thune Republican Party For United States Representative You may vote for one or leave it blank. Collin Duprel Libertarian Party Dusty Johnson Republican Party For Governor and Lieutenant Governor To be elected as a team, you may vote for one or leave it blank. Jamie Smith for Governor and Jennifer Keintz for Lieutenant Governor Democratic Party Tracey Quint for Governor and Ashley Strand for Lieutenant Governor Libertarian Party Kristi Noem for Governor and Larry Rhoden for Lieutenant Governor Republican Party For Secretary of State You may vote for one or leave it blank. Thomas A Cool Democratic Party Monae Johnson Republican Party For Attorney General You may vote for one or leave it blank. Marty J. Jackley Republican Party Go to top of next column For State Auditor You may vote for one or leave it blank. Stephanie Marty Democratic Party Rene Meyer Libertarian Party Richard Sattgast Republican Party For State Treasurer You may vote for one or leave it blank. John Cunningham Democratic Party Josh Haeder Republican Party For Commissioner of School and Public Lands You may vote for one or leave it blank. Timothy Azure Democratic Party Brock Greenfield Republican Party For Public Utilities Commissioner You may vote for one or leave it blank. Jeffrey Barth Democratic Party Chris Nelson Republican Party For State Senator, District 20 You may vote for one or leave it blank. Joshua Klumb Republican Party For State Representative, District 20 You may vote for up to two or leave it blank. Ben Krohmer Republican Party Lance Koth Republican Party For County Commissioner, Davison-3 You may vote for one or leave it blank. David N Epp Democratic Party Chris Nebelsick Republican Party Nathan Degeest Independent NONPOLITICAL BALLOT Supreme Court Justice Retention Shall the justice of the Supreme Court named on this ballot, whose term expires January 1, 2023, be retained in office? Justice Patricia J. DeVaney representing the Third Supreme Court District Yes No Supreme Court Justice Retention Shall the justice of the Supreme Court named on this ballot, whose term expires January 1, 2023, be retained in office? Justice Mark E. Salter representing the Second Supreme Court District Yes No Election Official Ballot Stamp Turn page November 8, 2022 South Dakota Davison County INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTER: To vote for a person FILL IN the oval ( ) next to the name. DO NOT cast more votes than are allowed in each race. Judge of the Circuit Court For First Circuit, Position A, You may vote for one or leave it blank. Chris S. Giles For First Circuit, Position B, You may vote for one or leave it blank. David Knoff For First Circuit, Position C, You may vote for one or leave it blank. Bruce V. Anderson For First Circuit, Position D, You may vote for one or leave it blank. Cheryle W. Gering For First Circuit, Position E, You may vote for one or leave it blank. Patrick T. Smith For First Circuit, Position F, You may vote for one or leave it blank. Tami A. Bern INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTER: To vote on a ballot question FILL IN the oval ( ) next to "yes" or "no". DO NOT cast more votes than are allowed in each race. Constitutional Amendment The following amendment to the State Constitution is submitted to the voters by petition. The amendment will not become effective unless approved by majority vote. Constitutional Amendment D Title: An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution expanding Medicaid eligibility. Attorney General Explanation: Medicaid is a program, funded by the State and the federal government, to provide medical coverage for low-income people who are in certain designated categories. This constitutional amendment expands Medicaid eligibility in South Dakota. It requires the State to provide Medicaid benefits to any person over age 18 and under 65 whose income is at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, plus 5%of the federal poverty level for the applicable family size, as provided in federal law. For people who qualify under this amendment, the State may not impose burdens or restrictions that are greater than those imposed on any other person eligible for Medicaid benefits under South Dakota law. The South Dakota Department of Social Services must submit to the federal government all documentation required to implement this amendment and must take all actions necessary to maximize federal funding for this expansion. Fiscal Note: The proposed expansion of Medicaid could cover an additional 42,500 eligible individuals, with a total estimated cost over the first five years of $1,515,214,000. For the first five years under current federal law, the state's share of expenses could be $166,244,000 with the state recognizing additional general fund savings of $162,473,000. Yes Vote "Yes" to adopt the amendment. No Vote "No" to leave the Constitution as it is. Initiated Measure The following initiated measure was proposed by petition for submission to the voters. This initiated measure will not become effective unless approved by majority vote. Initiated Measure 27 Title: An initiated measure legalizing the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana. Attorney General Explanation: This initiated measure legalizes the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia by people age 21 and older. Individuals may possess one ounce or less of marijuana. They may also distribute one ounce or less of marijuana without payment or other consideration. Marijuana plants, and the marijuana produced from those plants, may be possessed under specific conditions. Marijuana plants may only be grown, and the marijuana from those plants may only be possessed, in counties or cities where no licensed retail marijuana store is available or where allowed by county or city ordinances. Certain violations of the restrictions the measure places on the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia are subject to various civil penalties. Individuals under age 21 can attend drug education or counseling instead of paying a civil penalty. The measure legalizes substances considered felony-controlled substances under State law. Marijuana remains illegal under Federal law. Judicial or legislative clarification of the measure may be necessary. Fiscal Note: The State and counties could see a minimal decrease in expenses due to decreased incarceration for marijuana-related offenses, and the State could see marginal additional revenue in the form of new civil penalty fines. Yes Vote "Yes" to adopt the initiated measure. No Vote "No" to leave South Dakota law as it is.