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          5:02:08:01.  Form of nominating petition -- Partisan election. Nominating petitions for a partisan election must be in the following form:



_______________________ Party


INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE: The heading of this petition and the declaration of candidacy must be fully completed before the petition is circulated for signatures.


          WE, THE UNDERSIGNED qualified voters of _________________________ (here insert the jurisdiction in which the office is sought: name of county, number of legislative district, or "state") of South Dakota and members of the ___________________ Party, nominate ________________________ of _______________ County, South Dakota, whose mailing address is __________________________, ________________________, SD _______, and whose principal residence address is _______________________, ____________, SD _______, as a candidate for the office of (if a legislative candidate insert "State House of Representatives" or "State Senate") ________________________________ at the primary election to be held June _____, 20__.





          I, ____________________________ (print name here exactly as you want it on the election ballot), under oath, declare that I am eligible to seek the office for which I am a candidate, that I am registered to vote as a member of the ________________ party, and that if I am a legislative or county commission candidate I reside in the district from which I am a candidate. If nominated and elected, I will qualify and serve in that office.


(Signed) ________________________________


Sworn to before me this _____ day of __________, 20____.


(Seal)                                                                                    _______________________________

                                                                                              Signature of Officer Administering Oath

My commission expires _________.


                                                                                              Title of Officer Administering Oath



          The balance of this petition form is prescribed in ยง 5:02:08:00.03.


          Source: 2 SDR 5, effective July 30, 1975; 2 SDR 46, effective December 30, 1975; 5 SDR 31, effective November 1, 1978; 6 SDR 25, effective September 24, 1979; 8 SDR 24, effective September 16, 1981; 10 SDR 27, effective September 26, 1983; 16 SDR 20, effective August 10, 1989; 16 SDR 203, effective May 28, 1990; 25 SDR 8, effective August 3, 1998; 33 SDR 230, effective July 1, 2007; 35 SDR 48, effective September 8, 2008; 46 SDR 42, effective September 30, 2019.

          General Authority: SDCL 12-1-9(7).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 12-6-5, 12-6-7.1, 12-6-8.


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