23-3-43.1. Certification of qualification of candidate for county sheriff. Any candidate for election to the office of county sheriff shall file with the county auditor by the last Tuesday of March of the election year a certification of qualification issued by the law enforcement officers standards commission that the candidate meets the qualifications provided in § 23-3-43. However, any candidate appointed to fill a vacancy by a party central committee pursuant to § 12-6-56 shall file with the county auditor a certification of qualification by the second Tuesday in August. Any candidate who files an independent nominating petition shall file with the county auditor a certification of qualification by the first Tuesday after the first Monday of June. A sheriff appointed to fill a vacancy by the county commission shall file with the county auditor a certification of qualification within thirty days of the appointment. Failure to file a certification shall prevent the candidate's name from being placed on the ballot.
Source: SL 1992, ch 169, § 2; SL 2002, ch 74, § 6; SL 2005, ch 87, § 6; SL 2009, ch 69, § 1; SL 2015, ch 77, § 11 rejected Nov. 8, 2016.