9-13-5. Election not held in absence of contest--Certificate of election issued to unopposed candidates. No election shall be held in any municipality, or ward thereof, wherein there is no question to be submitted to the voters or wherein there are no opposing candidates for any office; in case there are no opposing candidates the auditor or clerk shall issue certificates of election to the nominees, if any, in the same manner as to successful candidates after election.
Source: RC 1919, § 6315; SL 1931, ch 186; SDC 1939, § 45.1301; SL 1941, ch 196; SL 1955, ch 203; SL 1961, ch 249.
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