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ARTICLE XX

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT

1.      Temporary seat of government--Vote.
2.      Permanent seat of government--Vote.
3.      Election between two places with highest votes if majority vote not received.


     § 1.   Temporary seat of government--Vote. The question of the location of the temporary seat of government shall be submitted to a vote of the electors of the proposed state of South Dakota in same manner and at the same election at which this Constitution shall be submitted, and the place receiving the highest number of votes shall be the temporary seat of government until a permanent seat of government shall be established as hereinafter provided.


     § 2.   Permanent seat of government--Vote. The Legislature at its first session after the admission of this state, shall provide for the submission of the question of a place for a permanent seat of government to the qualified voters of the state at the next general election thereafter, and that place which receives a majority of all the votes cast upon that question shall be the permanent seat of government.


     § 3.   Election between two places with highest votes if majority vote not received. Should no place voted for at said election have a majority of all votes cast upon this question, the Governor shall issue his proclamation for an election to be held in the same manner at the next general election to choose between the two places having received the highest number of votes cast at the first election on this question. This election shall be conducted in the same manner as the first election for the permanent seat of government, and the place receiving the majority of all votes cast upon this question shall be the permanent seat of government.


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