61-2-13Political activity of employees--Prohibited and permitted activity.

The department may not appoint or employ any person who holds or is a candidate for any elective office in a partisan election. However, nothing in this section prevents an employee from being a candidate for or holding a nonpartisan office or being a candidate for or holding a political party office.

Source: SL 1936 (SS), ch 3, § 11; SDC 1939, § 17.0805; SL 1957, ch 87; SL 1961, ch 104; SL 1993, ch 377, § 3.