12-21-15 Petition for recount in close presidential election--Time of filing--Notice to county audi...
Petition for recount in close presidential election--Time of filing--Notice to county
Whenever according to the official returns as publicly announced and compiled, although
not yet officially canvassed, it fairly appears that one group of candidates for presidential electors
has been elected over another group of such candidates by a margin not exceeding one-fourth of one
percent of the total of votes cast for both such groups, the chairman of the state central committee
of the political party which nominated either of such groups, or any two or more candidates of either
such group, may file with the secretary of state at any time after the election and prior to the canvass
by the State Board of Canvassers, a petition setting forth that in the opinion of the petitioner or
petitioners all votes cast for presidential electors should be recounted. Upon the filing of such
petition, the secretary of state shall forthwith by registered or certified mail notify each county
auditor in the state thereof, and such recount shall then be conducted in all of the precincts in all of
Source: SDC 1939, § 16.1803 (6).