12-6-9. Unopposed candidate automatically nominated--Primary not held if no contest. A candidate for nomination to an office, or election to a party office, having no opposing candidate within his party, shall automatically become the nominee of his party or elected party official for said office, and his name shall not be printed on the primary election ballot. If there are no opposing candidates for nomination or election of either state or county candidates in any county, no primary election shall be held in that county, and the candidates shall be automatically nominated or elected.
Source: SL 1929, ch 118, § 8; SDC 1939, § 16.0215; SL 1978, ch 98.
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