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     12-6-7.   Petition composed of several sheets--Signature requirements. A nominating petition may be composed of several sheets, each sheet shall have identical headings printed at the top and shall be a self-contained sheet of paper. The petition for party office or political public office shall be signed by not less than one percent of the voters who voted for that party's gubernatorial candidate at the last gubernatorial election in the county, part of the county, district, or state electing a candidate to fill the office. If a county uses vote centers and does not print ballots by precinct, signature requirements for both partisan and independent candidates are:
             (1)      Fifty signatures for a legislative candidate whose district either in whole or in part includes that county;
             (2)      Thirty signatures for a county candidate;
             (3)      Fifteen signatures for county commissioner district candidates;
             (4)      Five signatures for a new party legislative candidate whose district either in whole or in part includes that county;
             (5)      Five signatures for a new party county candidate; or
             (6)      Three signatures for a new party county commissioner district candidate.

Source: SL 1929, ch 118, § 4; SL 1931, ch 145; SDC 1939, § 16.0210; SL 1939, ch 75; SL 1957, ch 83, § 1; SL 1961, ch 93, § 1; SL 1973, ch 74, § 5; SL 1976, ch 105, § 16; SL 2015, ch 77, § 5 rejected Nov. 8, 2016; SL 2017, ch 2, § 9; SL 2017, ch 69, § 3.


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