South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (right) in her office(Photo: South Dakota Secretary of State)
A petition to place medical marijuana legalization on South Dakota’s 2018 general election ballot has been rejected after it failed to reach the proper number of valid signatures.
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said in a release that the petition arrived at her office with 15,157 signatures, but a random sampling found only 62.48 percent to be valid.
As such, the petition was determined to have 9,470 valid signatures — far short of the 13,871 required.
The rejection cannot be challenged to the Secretary of State’s office, the release said, but could be challenged in circuit court.
A full list of validated and rejected ballot measures for the 2018 general election can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.
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