Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 13, 2024
Jeanelle Lust of the South Dakota Open Primaries Initiative joined the Vermillion Rotary Club on March 13, 2024, to outline the reasons they seek to bring to the SD voters a Constitutional amendment changing the primaries in SD to open primaries. She notes that the current party primaries tend to encourage a lack of cooperation among our elected officials. Additionally, SD primaries are paid for by all of us, but the current system doesn't allow over 145,000 South Dakotans to fully participate in the party primary process. To find out more about the initiative, you can visit their website: You can click on the image below to view the presentation on the Club's YouTube channel.