9-20-5Majority vote at election required for initiated ordinance or resolution--Effective date.

No initiated ordinance or resolution shall become operative unless approved by a majority of the votes cast for and against the same. If so approved, it shall take effect upon the completion of the canvass of the election returns relating thereto.

Source: SL 1899, ch 94, § 13; RPolC 1903, § 1226; SL 1913, ch 119, § 50; RC 1919, § 6264; SDC 1939, § 45.1021; SL 1947, ch 199, § 4.