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IM 27 Backers Touring State to Register New Voters

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:

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.


  1. Nix 2022-10-13 08:35

    God Speed SDBML.
    Watch out for the Drunk drivers on the road.
    Be especially careful if you are going to be near Union Center , SD.
    Our South Dakota Hall of Famer and drunk driver Gary Cammack or his predecessor Kris Langer just might be coming back from Brock Greenfields house and those three will be drunk on their asses.
    I heard that it is very difficult to see out of a windshield with puke spatter all over it.
    South Dakota’s death rate per
    100,000 people from alcohol related issues is much higher than the National rate.
    (9.9 vs 14.5)
    But the good old SDGOP just loves their Booze.
    We have Taj Mahal liquor stores.
    You can get S*it faced at SDSU football games now.
    Jim Kinyon and Right Said Fred have their shorts tied up in a knot over a brush
    fire while they watch the barn burn.
    If those Dopes REALLY cared about South Dakota Kids, they would stop making Booze more readily available.
    Deaths from Canabis injestion ???
    Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it.

  2. P. Aitch 2022-10-13 09:50

    Free Roach Clips

  3. jim 2022-10-13 10:14

    I don’t smoke but I did consume a gummy in Colorado thanks to my nephew. Made me feel better. Just voted YES on 27 this morning.

  4. John Dale 2022-10-14 16:52

    I’m a one issue voter. If this one passes, I’ll be happier.

    Deregulate, legalize, and get regulation out of the cannabis space.

    Prohibition of cannabis is a crime against humanity.

    The people that hate cannabis are big pharma, big alcohol, big prison, and big tobacco, but they’ll have to get with the program and quit rocking the boat.

    More to come.

  5. larry kurtz 2022-10-14 17:11

    Mr. Dale’s stopped clock is right on time. Giving tribal communities such a huge head start on a vital economic development initiative might be Mrs. Noem’s greatest achievement.

  6. larry kurtz 2022-10-14 18:15

    The revelation that white people in South Dakota are too stupid to regulate a cannabis industry is lost on no one.

  7. larry kurtz 2022-10-14 18:17

    Recall that the South Dakota Republican Party ceded regulatory authority to the US Environmental Protection Agency for uranium mining after the legislature realized there is no competent oversight from state agencies.

    Just sayin’

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