Each legislative session high school students from across the state get a firsthand look at the legislative process by serving as pages for the South Dakota Legislature. Pages are appointed to serve in the House of Representatives or the Senate for 5 to 10 days, depending on the term.
Application is made through a sponsoring legislator or legislator-elect. Be sure to talk to your sponsor to get your application signed. Not sure who to approach as a sponsor? Any South Dakota Legislator or Legislator-elect can sponsor a page, click the link below to find your local legislators.
The Page program is very competitive and there is a limited number of slots available. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate selects the pages who will serve in the Senate. The Speaker of the House of Representatives selects the pages who will serve in the House. In December you will be notified by the Page Advisor regarding the disposition of your application. Have additional inquiries? Contact the Legislative Research Council, we're happy to help.