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     12-11-3.   Filing of nominations--Certification--Conduct of elections. Each party nomination and independent petition shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than forty-five days preceding any election which is not combined with a primary or general election. If the election is conducted with a primary election, each party nomination and independent petition shall be filed by the last Tuesday in March. Each nomination shall be certified in a like manner as any other nomination for the purpose of a general election. The election shall be conducted, canvassed, and the results certified as in a general election. If the election is conducted with a general election, each party nomination and independent petition shall be filed by the second Tuesday in August.

Source: SL 1890, ch 84, § 23; RPolC 1903, § 1959; RC 1919, § 7311; SDC 1939, § 16.1404; SL 1974, ch 118, § 48; SL 1979, ch 99, § 7; SL 2004, ch 107, § 1, eff. Feb. 25, 2004; SL 2007, ch 81, § 12; SL 2015, ch 77, § 3 rejected Nov. 8, 2016.


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