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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-12 > Chapter-16 > Statute-12-16-1-1

12-16-1.1. Automatic election of unopposed candidate--Certificate of election. Any candidate who has been duly nominated to an elective office except State Legislature, political or nonpolitical, having no opposing candidate at the general election shall automatically be elected and the county auditor or secretary of state, as the case may be, shall, following the official canvass, issue a certificate of election to such candidate and his name shall not be printed on the general election ballot.

Source: SL 1971, ch 82, § 1; SL 1979, ch 98, § 3.