9-13-32. Recall election--Incumbent--Other candidates--Runoff.

Any mayor, commissioner, alderman, or trustee sought to be removed may be a candidate to succeed himself or herself and, unless the incumbent requests otherwise in writing, the auditor shall place the incumbent's name on the official ballot without nomination. The auditor shall also place on the official ballot the name of any other candidate nominated as provided in this chapter. If no other candidate is nominated for the position, no recall election may be held, and the incumbent shall remain in office.

Any runoff election required shall be conducted as provided by this chapter.

Source: SL 1913, ch 119, § 15; RC 1919, § 6332; SL 1937, ch 176, § 1; SDC 1939, § 45.1325; SL 1963, ch 280; SL 2009, ch 34, § 3; SL 2021, ch 40, § 4.