Standing Firm on Principle and Upholding our Constitution in South Dakota

Friday, March 9, 2018

In the 11th hour.....

In the 11th hour of the last day of session, with certain additional litigation looming and urging by the Governor, SD Legislature finally reverts back to original version of HB1286 and passes a good bill!

For the first time in decades, Alternative Parties in South Dakota will finally be able to function under constitutional ballot-access laws!!!

Bill heads to Governor's desk.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kurt Evans resumes campaign for Governor


We are pleased to announce that Kurt Evans has resumed his campaign for the Constitution Party nomination for Governor of South Dakota.

Evans had temporarily suspended his campaign due to uncertainty surrounding South Dakota's ballot-access laws. On February 21, 2018, a federal district court found that several of the state's restrictions on access to the ballot violated rights guaranteed to be protected under the United States Constitution.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sometimes....3rd Parties DO Win !!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 21, 2018

We are thrilled to announce the final ruling and opinion by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Piersol.

Judge Piersol has just ruled in favor of the Constitution Party of South Dakota and Libertarian Party of South Dakota by striking down 4 state statutes which unfairly and unconstitutionally restrict ballot access in South Dakota.

This is a huge victory for South Dakota voters!  It changes the unfair face of South Dakota politics.

We look forward to our State Legislature acting quickly and fairly in changing these state laws to be in compliance with the US Constitution. 

The Constitution Party of South Dakota will always stand-up and defend the Constitution and your right to choose candidates that reflect your ideals!

The actual federal court ruling can be found here.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Our Day in Federal Court Coming Soon......

Update:  All systems are go for our trial starting tomorrow morning!

Remember, it is in the FEDERAL courthouse in Sioux Falls on Phillips Avenue starting at 9am. It is advised to get there no later than between 8:30-8:45. Courtroom 1.

We have been very actively involved in litigation against the State of South Dakota regarding current ballot access laws in our state.  Our lawsuit has gone through a lengthy process for over 2 1/2 years now.  Throughout this long journey for justice, we have been blessed to be represented by a superb legal team with the ACLU and South Dakota's own, Mr. Brendan Johnson. We are hopeful for a successful conclusion to our case very soon.

Unless there is new legislation passed by our State Legislature resolving what we consider to be unconstitutional statutes, prior to February 6, 2018, we will be going to trial.

The tentative trial date has been set for February 6th & 7th in the Federal Courthouse located in Sioux Falls starting at 9:00am in courtroom 1.

We encourage party members and all interested members of the public to join us as we embark on this final step toward opening up ballot access and providing the voters of South Dakota with more options on the ballot in the near future.

Stay tuned for updates as they develop!

Membership Dues

It has been several years since we have suggested voluntary annual membership dues.  Most of our state parties across the nation have used this tool in order to maintain at least a minimum amount of funds to take care of basic expenses.

While it certainly is free to register to vote with the Constitution Party of South Dakota, we are encouraging our members to make a minimum donation of $20 per year or more to help us with expenses and activities throughout the year.  With 2018 poised to be a very exciting election year, your donations would be especially helpful and appreciated.

You may donate by debit/credit card by hitting one of the "donate" buttons along the right side of the page or scroll down to the bottom for our party's mailing address if you would prefer to send a check or money order.  Please make sure you select to SHARE YOUR ADDRESS if you are donating online as this information is necessary for reporting purposes.

Thank you for your generous support!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kurt Evans announces run for Governor of South Dakota


The Constitution Party of South Dakota has its first declared statewide candidate for 2018.

Former US Senate candidate Kurt Evans of Wessington Springs announced his intent to seek the Constitution Party's nomination for Governor of South Dakota on September 23, 2017.

His campaign email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.

Kurt Evans Bio
Evans is a native of Wessington Springs and the elder son of the late country musician Kyle Evans, who was named the official troubadour of South Dakota's 1989 centennial celebration and inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

Kurt Evans studied mathematics and science education at South Dakota State University, graduating with academic honors in the class of 1993. He became a high school teacher and basketball coach and was eventually certified as a highly qualified teacher for more than a hundred core content assignments.

In 1996, Evans served as a South Dakota delegate to the national convention that nominated the late Howard Phillips as the Constitution Party's candidate for President.

Evans joined the Libertarian Party in 2002 and received just over 3,000 votes as its 2002 U.S. Senate candidate. He received just over 48,000 votes (20.1 percent) as the Libertarian candidate for South Dakota State Auditor in 2014.

Evans rejoined the Constitution Party in 2016. He was nominated for the U.S. Senate contingent on the state party's pending ballot-access lawsuit, but the party's motions to place a 2016 U.S. Senate candidate on the ballot were rejected.

Evans says he believes he's uniquely qualified to help his fellow South Dakotans understand the principles of the United States Constitution, apply those principles to government at both the federal and state levels, and recognize the tragic long-term consequences of abandoning them.

The campaign's email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Message

Today is a day to remember all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.  May their families always feel the comfort of their countrymen.

The best way we could honor them would be to swiftly work toward bringing all of our troops home so we don't have to add more names to the long list of fallen on this day of remembrance in 2018.

As Dr. Ron Paul has said many times,  "They just marched in, so they can just march back out."

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Party Officers

For Immediate Release:

Lora Hubbel has decided to step down as State Party Chairman.  We thank her for serving and wish her the best in the future.

The State Central Committee met on Thursday evening,  February 2, 2017 to fill vacancies due to State Chairman's resignation.

Joel Bergan will remain State Party Vice-Chairman.

Kurt Evans has become the new State Party Secretary.

Lori Stacey will resume duties as State Party Chairman and remain Treasurer.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Presidential Nominee Darrell Castle will be joining us!!!

UPDATE:  Registration extended until opening of convention at 1:45 PM on Saturday, July 9th.  Please try to register here online.

Our Presidential Nominee Darrell Castle will be joining us LIVE via Skype at the state convention on Saturday afternoon!!!

Please reserve your seat and then bring your questions for Darrell.   We will have a chance to get the latest updates on the campaign and learn more about him.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Join us on July 9th 2016 for the 2016 Constitution Party State Convention!

The 2016 Constitution Party of South Dakota state convention will be held on July 9, 2016.

Come join us as we nominate Constitutionist candidates for the November 2016 South Dakota ballot!

We already have chosen a fantastic Presidential ticket for 2016 so now it is time to nominate the Castle/Bradley Electors, new state party officers, legislative, congressional and statewide candidates.

The state convention will be held in Sioux Falls at the main library, 200 S. Dakota Avenue, Rooms A&B starting at 1:45 PM on Saturday, July 9th.

All are welcome to attend but only Constitution Party of South Dakota members will be allowed to vote and/or have their name entered into nomination for any office so get your voter registration done early if you are not already a party member.

Early Bird State Convention registration must be done by July 1, 2016.
Regular registration by July 6, 2016.

Reserve your seat today!
2016 CP State Convention