South Dakota Senate election dates and Voting Live

South Dakota Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
South Dakota Senate election Dates 2020
South Dakota Senate election​ Date: June 2, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Republican Mike Rounds was elected to the first term in 2014 after serving two terms as the governor of South Dakota. He faces a primary challenge from state representative Scyller Borglum. Potential Democratic candidates may include state Senate minority leader Billie Sutton, the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee and former South Dakota State Legislator Dan Ahlers.


South Dakota Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

South Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889 and elects U.S. senators to Class 2 and Class 3. Its current U.S. senators are Republicans John Thune (since 2005) and Mike Rounds (since 2015).


The Electoral system of South Dakota

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·In South Dakota, state representatives are elected in multi-winner contests and senators are elected in single-winner contests. In both cases, plurality votes are used to determine winners.

·  Elected state executive officials, including the governor and secretary of state, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in South Dakota: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

South Dakota Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Dan Ahlers (Democratic)
  • Scyller Borglum (Republican)
  • Clara Hart (Democratic)
  • Mike Rounds (Republican)

South Dakota Elections Results

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Past South Dakota Elections Results 

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 2016 

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

John Thune (incumbent)

265,516

71.83%

-28.17%

 

Democratic

Jay Williams

104,140

28.17%

N/A

Total votes

369,656

100.0%

N/A