12-21-14 Voters' petition for recount on question submitted to entire state--Form of petition--Noti...
Voters' petition for recount on question submitted to entire state--Form of petition--Notice to county auditors.
Whenever any referred or submitted question is voted upon throughout
the state and is determined according to the official canvass by a margin of not exceeding one-fourth
of one percent of the total vote cast for and against on such question, there may be filed with the
secretary of state within ten days after the completion of the official canvass by the State Board of
Canvassers a petition signed by not less than one thousand registered voters of the state, and
representing at least five counties of the state, setting forth that petitioners believe a recount will
change the result and praying that such recount shall be had in all the precincts involved. Such
petition may consist of different petitions bound together and signed and verified substantially as
provided by law with regard to petitions to invoke the referendum. Upon the filing of such petition,
the secretary of state shall forthwith by registered or certified mail notify each county auditor whose
county voted upon the question and such recount shall then be conducted in all of the precincts in
each of such counties.
Source: SDC 1939, § 16.1803 (5); SL 1974, ch 118, § 176.