State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2007
HOUSE BILL NO. 1272
Introduced by: Representatives Krebs, Cutler, Deadrick, Elliott, Faehn, Gassman, Gilson, Halverson, Novstrup (Al), Olson (Russell), Street, Turbiville, and Willadsen and Senators Knudson, Abdallah, Dempster, Duenwald, Garnos, Gray, Hansen (Tom), Hoerth, Jerstad, McCracken, Napoli, Nesselhuf, Olson (Ed), Peterson (Jim), and Smidt (Orville)
slates certified shall be placed on the ballot by the secretary of state and the position of the slates
on the primary ballot shall be chosen by lot by the secretary of state. The certification shall be
deemed to be filed if mailed by registered mail by
p.m. on the
last Tuesday in November
Section 5. That § 12-5-3.14 be amended to read as follows:
12-5-3.14. Any candidate, committee, or group supporting a candidate in any presidential primary, shall, by the
first Tuesday in April
last Tuesday in November
prior to the presidential
primary election, notify the secretary of state of an intention to have the name of the candidate
placed on the presidential primary election ballot or submit a slate of candidates or both.
Section 6. That § 12-6-4 be amended to read as follows:
12-6-4. Except as provided by § 12-5-4 and as may be otherwise provided in chapter 12-9, no candidate for any office to be filled, or nomination to be made, at the primary election, other than a presidential election, may have that person's name printed upon the official primary election ballot of that person's party, unless a petition has been filed on that person's behalf not prior to January twentieth, at
a.m., and not later than the first Tuesday of April at
p.m. prior to the date of the primary election. If the petition is mailed by registered mail
by the first Tuesday of April at
p.m. prior to the primary election, it shall be considered
filed. A nominating petition for national convention delegates and alternates as provided in
§ 12-5-3.11 shall be filed in accordance with the provisions of this section.
nominating petition for national convention delegates and alternates shall be filed on or after
September tenth, at 8:00 a.m., and not later than the last Tuesday of November, at 5:00 p.m.,
prior to the date of the presidential primary election.
Nominating petitions for all party and
public offices except legislative and judicial offices shall be filed in the office of the county
auditor of the county in which the person is a candidate. Nominating petitions for legislative and
judicial office whether elected in one or more counties, and all other party and public offices to
be voted on in more than one county shall be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State.
Section 7. That chapter 12-6 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows: