Backers of Amendment D for Medicaid expansion toured the state in September to get out the vote. Now backers of Initiated Measure 27 for marijuana decriminalization are going on a road trip to register voters and promote their leafy cause:
Big news – we’re doing a 10-day Statewide Voter Registration Tour! It starts this Saturday, October 15th and ends on Monday, October 24th, which is South Dakota’s voter registration deadline.
We’re going to 18 cities and towns across South Dakota – you can find the full list of events, locations, and times on our website: measure27.com/tour
It would be great to see you there! We’ll be registering new voters, checking and/or updating voter registrations, meeting supporters, training volunteers, providing information about Measure 27, distributing free lawn signs and more. We will also have t-shirts, hats, flyers, and stickers available!
We also welcome anyone who is on the fence about Measure 27 and who wants to ask questions. We are happy to talk with you and provide factual information to help with your decision on November 8th. And even if you remain unsure, it would still be our privilege to register you to vote [South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, FB post, 2022.10.12].
That’s a good reminder for everybody: if you want to vote in this year’s election and aren’t already registered to vote, you must register by Monday, October 24, 15 days before the general election on November 8. If you can’t catch SDBML at one of their 18 voter registration sites, go to your county courthouse and register at the county auditor’s office.
SDBML is still working out specific sites for several voter registration events, but they start this weekend in northeastern South Dakota:
Saturday, October 15th:
- Brookings, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Wooden Legs Brewing Company, 309 5th St Ste 100, Brookings, SD 57006
- Watertown, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., 2nd Street Station,15 2nd St SW, Watertown, SD 57201
Sunday, October 16th:
- Sisseton, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Hickory Street Kitchen & Cocktails, 10 7th Ave W, Sisseton, SD 57262
- Aberdeen, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Yes on 27 Campaign Office, 1812 6th Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Five of the planned 18 stops are targeting new Indian voters: Sisseton this Sunday, Wagner on October 19, Mission October 20, Eagle Butte October 21, and Pine Ridge on the final day, October 24. That last one is tricky: Pine Ridge and Oglala Lakota County don’t have their own county government, so organizers will need to gather up all those new registrations and drive them right away over to Hot Springs so the Fall River county auditor can process them before the office closes that afternoon.