7-8-10. Decennial revision of commissioner districts--At large elections. The board of county commissioners, at its regular meeting in February of each year ending in the numeral 2, after giving notice by publication for one week in the official newspapers of the county, shall change the boundaries of the commissioner districts if such change is necessary in order that each district shall be as regular and compact in form as practicable and it shall so divide and redistrict its county that each district may contain as near as possible an equal number of residents, as determined by the last preceding federal decennial census; or the board may, at its discretion, choose to have all of its commissioners run at large.
Source: SL 1890, ch 66, § 1; RPolC 1903, § 813; SL 1915, ch 124; RC 1919, § 5864; SL 1937, ch 75; SL 1937, ch 88, § 4; SDC 1939, § 12.0608; SL 1966, ch 22; SL 1982, ch 64, § 1.
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