<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:09:04:06 Mail balloting.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:09:04:06"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:09:04:06 Mail balloting."> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Office HTML Filter 2.0"> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <style> <!-- --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US> <div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>12:09:04:06.&nbsp;&nbsp;Mail balloting.</b> The election shall be by official ballot. The council shall make ballots for the annual election available to all participating growers in each council district for which a council member will be elected at least 30 days before the date for the annual election. The council shall also provide a voter instruction sheet, a ballot envelope, and a return ballot envelope, all of which may be requested in person, by mail, or by telephone. The council shall designate the county office of the Cooperative Extension Service of South Dakota State University, if available, or a place specified by the council within each council district where participating growers may obtain ballots and other election supplies. In order to be counted, each participating grower voting at the designated polling location must enclose the ballot in the ballot envelope and return it in the return ballot envelope. Ballots are due at the specified polling location, as indicated on the return ballot envelope, by 5:00 p.m. on the election date.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 11 SDR 88, effective January 8, 1985; 11 SDR 156, effective May 30, 1985; 12 SDR 128, 12 SDR 154, effective July 1, 1986; 24 SDR 179, effective June 28, 1998.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=38-29-3">38-29-3.</A></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=38-29-3">38-29-3.</A></p> </div> </body> </html>