3-4-3Appointments to fill vacancies--By whom made.

All vacancies, except in the office of a member of the Legislature, representative in Congress, and United States Senator, shall be filled by appointment, as follows:

(1)    In state and district offices, and the Office of Supreme Court Justice and Circuit Judge, by the Governor;

(2)    In county and precinct offices, by the board of county commissioners, except vacancies on such board;

(3)    In civil township offices, by the board of supervisors or a majority of them, by warrant under their hands; and if a vacancy occurs from any cause in the foregoing board of appointment the remaining officers of such board shall fill any vacancy therein; and

(4)    In special purpose districts, unless otherwise provided, by the remaining board of trustees.

Source: SDC 1939, § 48.0103; SL 1974, ch 153, § 1; SL 2002, ch 144, § 9.