12-21-11 Complete recount on candidate's petition in close election in joint legislative district.
Complete recount on candidate's petition in close election in joint legislative
If any legislative district comprises more than one county, any candidate for election to or
nomination for the Legislature who, according to the official returns, has been defeated by a margin
not exceeding two percent of the total vote cast for all candidates for such office may, within three
days after completion of the official canvass of the returns, file a petition as set forth in § 12-21-10
with the county auditor of each county. Each county auditor shall then conduct a recount.
Notwithstanding § 12-21-20, if the recount is for a legislative district comprising more than one
county and the candidate expresses to the county auditor in writing to be present at each county's
recount, the board shall convene at the time and date determined by mutual agreement between the
county auditor and candidate. All such recounts shall be completed within fourteen days following
the filing of the petition.
Source: SDC 1939, § 16.1803 (3); SL 1999, ch 72, § 6; SL 2017, ch 70, § 1.