12-7-1 Certificate required for nomination--Number of signatures--Certification of candidate for ...
Certificate required for nomination--Number of signatures--Certification of candidate
for lieutenant governor or vice president.
Any candidate for nonjudicial public office, except as
provided in § 12-7-7, who is not nominated by a primary election may be nominated by filing with
the secretary of state or county auditor as prescribed by § 12-6-4, not prior to January first at 8:00
a.m. and not later than the last Tuesday of April at 5:00 p.m. prior to the election, a certificate of
nomination which shall be executed as provided in chapter 12-6. If the certificate of nomination is
mailed by registered mail by the last Tuesday of April at 5:00 p.m. prior to the election, it is timely
submitted. The certificate of nomination shall be signed by registered voters within the district or
political subdivision in and for which the officers are to be elected. The number of signatures
required may not be less than one percent of the total combined vote cast for Governor at the last
certified gubernatorial election within the district or political subdivision. An independent candidate
for Governor shall certify the candidate's selection for lieutenant governor to the secretary of state
prior to circulation of the candidate's nominating petition. The candidate and the candidate's selection
for lieutenant governor or vice president shall sign the certification before it is filed. The State Board
of Elections shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 prescribing the forms for the certificate
of nomination and the certification for lieutenant governor.
Source: SDC 1939, § 16.0501; SL 1973, ch 75, § 1; SL 1975, ch 119, § 17; SL 1975, ch 122, § 1;
SL 1976, ch 105, § 20; SL 1977, ch 108, § 2; SL 1977, ch 109, § 1; SL 1982, ch 127; SL 1999, ch
73, § 1; SL 2001, ch 68, § 1; SL 2002, ch 74, § 1; SL 2005, ch 87, § 3; SL 2007, ch 76, § 1; SL 2012,
ch 83, § 1.