12-6-4 Petition required to place candidate's name on primary ballot--Place of filing.
Petition required to place candidate's name on primary ballot--Place of filing.
as provided by § 12-5-4 and as may be otherwise provided in chapter 12-9, no candidate for any
office to be filled, or nomination to be made, at the primary election, other than a presidential
election, may have that person's name printed upon the official primary election ballot of that
person's party, unless a petition has been filed on that person's behalf not prior to January first, and
not later than the last Tuesday of March at five p.m. prior to the date of the primary election. If the
petition is mailed by registered mail by the last Tuesday of March at five p.m. prior to the primary
election, the petition shall be considered filed. A nominating petition for national convention
delegates and alternates as provided in § 12-5-3.11 shall be filed in accordance with the provisions
of this section. Nominating petitions for all party and public offices except legislative and judicial
offices shall be filed in the office of the county auditor of the county in which the person is a
candidate. Nominating petitions for legislative and judicial office whether elected in one or more
counties, and all other party and public offices to be voted on in more than one county shall be filed
in the Office of the Secretary of State.
Source: SDC 1939, § 16.0210; SL 1939, ch 75; SL 1957, ch 83, § 1; SL 1961, ch 93, § 1; SL 1971,
ch 84; SL 1973, ch 74, § 3; SL 1977, ch 108, § 1; SL 1986, ch 115, § 5; SL 1997, ch 75, § 6; SL
2007, ch 81, § 9; SL 2015, ch 77, § 1 rejected Nov. 8, 2016.