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     12-7-1.   Certificate of nomination for nonjudicial public office--Exceptions--Requirements. Any candidate for nonjudicial public office, except as provided in § 12-7-7, who is not nominated by a primary election may be nominated by filing a certificate of nomination with the secretary of state or county auditor as prescribed by § 12-6-4, after December thirty-first and by the last Tuesday of April at 5:00 p.m. local time before the election. A certificate of nomination shall be executed as provided in chapter 12-6. If the certificate of nomination is mailed by registered mail by the last Tuesday of April at 5:00 p.m. local time before the election, it is timely submitted. The certificate of nomination shall be signed by registered voters within the district or political subdivision in and for which the officers are to be elected. The number of signatures required may not be less than one percent of the total combined vote cast for Governor at the last certified gubernatorial election within the district or political subdivision. The State Board of Elections shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, prescribing the forms for the certificate of nomination.

Source: SDC 1939, § 16.0501; SL 1973, ch 75, § 1; SL 1975, ch 119, § 17; SL 1975, ch 122, § 1; SL 1976, ch 105, § 20; SL 1977, ch 108, § 2; SL 1977, ch 109, § 1; SL 1982, ch 127; SL 1999, ch 73, § 1; SL 2001, ch 68, § 1; SL 2002, ch 74, § 1; SL 2005, ch 87, § 3; SL 2007, ch 76, § 1; SL 2012, ch 83, § 1; SL 2015, ch 77, § 8 rejected Nov. 8, 2016; SL 2017, ch 2, § 10; SL 2017, ch 69, § 7.


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