2-1-6. Persons qualified to sign petitions--False or unqualified signing as misdemeanor. Every person who is a qualified voter may sign a petition to initiate a constitutional amendment or other measure or to refer a law. If a person, knowing he or she is not a qualified voter of the state or knowing that he or she has already signed the same petition, signs a petition for initiation of a constitutional amendment or other measure or for referral of legislation or if any person signs a name other than his or her own, that person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Source: SDC 1939, §§ 55.0404, 55.9901; SL 1980, ch 24, § 15; SL 2007, ch 15, § 2.