SD Secretary of State Elections & Voter Registration Upcoming Elections 2006 Election Calendar

 

May 7, 2005

Earliest day for initiated measure petitions to be circulated.  (SDCL 2-1-6.2)

 

November 7, 2005

Deadline for filing petitions to place constitutional amendments on the ballot.  (Constitution, Art. XXIII, Sec. 1)

 

January 1, 2006

Earliest day for June primary or independent candidates to circulate nominating petitions (including judicial).  (SDCL 12-6-4.1, 12-7-1.1, 12-9-4)

 

 

Earliest day for independent candidates to file nominating petitions.  (SDCL 12-7-1)

 

January 20

First day a June primary election candidate may file nominating petitions (including judicial).  (SDCL 12-6-4, 12-9-4)

 

February 1

Last day for statewide candidates, state office holders, ballot question committees, political party committees and political action committees to file

year-end reports of receipts and expenditures for the period of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005.  (SDCL 12-25-13) See NOTE 3.

 

March 13-18 &  20-25

Weeks in which county auditor must publish the notice of deadline for filing nominating petitions - ARSD 5:02:04:17.  (SDCL 12-12-1)  See NOTE 1.

 

March 28

Last day for candidates to file for withdrawal from the primary election (including judicial) - ARSD 5:02:07:05.  (SDCL 12-6-8.1)

 

April 4

Last day to file primary election nominating petitions (including judicial).   (SDCL 12-6-4, 12-9-4)

 

 

Last day nominees for party precinct committeeman and committeewoman may file statement of candidacy with the county auditor.  (SDCL 12-5-4)

 

 

Last day for a new political party to file petitions declaring organization with the Secretary of State.  (SDCL 12-5-1)

 

 

Last day for sheriff candidates who filed a primary nominating petition to file a certificate of qualification.  (SDCL 23-3-43.1)

 

April 6

Drawing for position on the ballot for the primary election will be held in the office of the Secretary of State at 9:00 a.m.  (SDCL 12-16-8)

 

April 19

Last day for candidate to file "Statement of Financial Interest" if nominating petition was filed on last day.  This statement must be filed within fifteen days after filing nominating petitions.  (SDCL 12-25-28, 12-25-30)

 

April 24

Deadline for county central committees to submit names to the county auditor to be used as election board workers.  (SDCL 12-15-1)  See NOTE 3

 

April 25

Deadline for primary election ballots to be printed and in the auditor's possession.  Absentee voting may begin as soon as ballots are available.  (SDCL 12-16-1,                   12-16-17, 12-19-3)

 

May 1-6 & May 8-12

 

Weeks for notice of voter registration deadline - ARSD 5:02:04:04.  (SDCL 12-4-5.2)  See NOTES 1 & 2.

May 2

Deadline for auditors to fill requests for precinct lists by parties and candidates.  (SDCL 12-4-24.1)

 

 

Deadline for filing of completed petitions for placement of statewide initiated measures on the general election ballot.   (SDCL 2-1-2)

 

May 8

Deadline for Secretary of State to furnish envelopes to the county auditors for official election returns.  (SDCL 12-20-37)  See NOTE 3.

 

 

Last day for auditor to submit names of persons to be employed at an electronic voting system counting center to the county chairmen of each party to assure bipartisan representation.  (SDCL 12-17B-11)  See NOTE 3.

 

May 17

Deadline for the county auditor to appoint precinct superintendents and deputies for each election precinct. (SDCL 12-15-1, 12-15-2, 12-15-3)

 

May 22-27 &

May 30 – June 2

 

Weeks in which county auditor must publish the notice of election - ARSD 5:02:04:16.  (SDCL 12-12-1)  See NOTES 1 & 2.

 

May 22

Deadline for voter registration for the primary election.  (SDCL 12-4-5)

 

May 27

First day for test of automatic tabulating equipment in counties using electronic voting systems.  Notice of testing must be published at least 48 hours prior to the test - ARSD 5:02:09:01.01.  (SDCL 12-17B-5)  See NOTE 2.

 

May 28 - June  5

Candidates and committees must file supplemental campaign finance statements with the Secretary of State if they receive an aggregate contribution of $500 or more within the nine days prior to the election.  The report must be filed within 48 hours of receipt of the contribution.  (SDCL 12-25-13.1)  See NOTE 3.

 

May 30

Deadline for the auditors to inform the Secretary of State of the number of precincts and the kind of voting equipment being used.  The Secretary of State also requests voter registration figures at this time.  (SDCL 12-14-12, 12-1-7.1)  See NOTE 3.

 

May 30

Deadline for statewide candidate, political action, and state party committees to file pre-primary campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State.  Report covers January 1 through May 27.  Reports postmarked on or before this date are properly filed.  (SDCL 12-25-13)

 

May 30-June 3

Week for publication of facsimile ballot.  (SDCL 12-16-16)

 

 

June 6

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY  

(SDCL 12-2-1, 12-2-3)  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. legal time.

 

 

Ballots and election supplies must be delivered to the superintendent of each election precinct prior to the opening of the polls.  (SDCL 12-16-18)

 

 

No applications for absentee ballots may be honored by the county auditor after 3:00 p.m. on election day.  (SDCL 12-19-2.1)

 

 

Last day for independent sheriff candidates to file a certification of qualification.  (SDCL 23-3-43.1)

 

 

Last day for independent candidates to file nominating petitions with the Secretary of State or county auditor.  (SDCL 12-7-1)

 

June 9

Last day for county canvass of returns.  (SDCL 12-20-36)

 

 

Certified copies of the official county canvass must be filed with the Secretary of State immediately following the official canvass.  (SDCL 12-20-38.1)

 

June 14

Last day for filing recount petition by a county candidate assuming canvass was completed on June 9 - ARSD 5:02:19:05.  (SDCL 12-21-10)  NOTE:  Above action must be initiated within three days following completion of the official county canvass.  See NOTE 3.

 

June 13

 

Last day for convening the state board of canvassers.  (SDCL 12-20-47)

 

June 14

Last day for Secretary of State to certify runoff candidates to county auditors if no candidate for nomination for United States Senator, United States Representative or Governor received thirty-five percent of the votes cast in the party primary election.  (SDCL 12-6-51.3)

 

June 16

Last day for filing recount petition by legislative and statewide candidates assuming state canvass was completed on June 13 - ARSD 5:02:19:05.  County auditor shall notify the Secretary of State of a legislative recount.  (SDCL             12-21-11, 12-21-11.1, 12-21-12)  NOTE:  Above action must be initiated within three days following completion of the official state canvass.

 

June 17-18

Days for Secretary of State to publish notice of secondary election and facsimile ballot in state newspapers that publish on Saturday and Sunday.  (SDCL 12-12-1)

 

June 20

SECONDARY ELECTION DAY. 

(SDCL 12-6-51.1)  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. legal time.

 

 

Ballots and election supplies must be delivered to the superintendent of each election precinct prior to the opening of the polls.  (SDCL 12-16-18)

 

 

No applications for absentee ballots may be honored by the county auditor after 3:00 p.m. on election day.  (SDCL 12-19-2.1)

 

June 23

Last day for county canvass of returns for secondary election.  (SDCL 12-20-36)

 

 

Certified copies of the official county canvass must be filed with the Secretary of State immediately following the official canvass.  (SDCL 12-20-38.1)

 

June 27

Last day for convening of state board of canvassers for secondary election.  (SDCL 12-20-47)

 

July 3

Last day to file conservation district director nominating petitions.  (SDCL 38-8-39)

 

 

Deadline for legislative and county primary election candidates to file reports of receipts and expenditures with Secretary of State or county auditor.  (SDCL                   12-25-13.3)

 

 

Deadline for persons or committees working for or against the passage of a ballot question to file campaign finance reports of receipts and expenditures with the Secretary of State.  (SDCL 12-25-19.1)

 

July 10

Deadline for Attorney General to submit explanatory statements for ballot questions to the Secretary of State.  (SDCL 12-13-9)

 

August 1

Last day for an incumbent justice of the Supreme Court to request the secretary of state to place the justice’s name on the Supreme Court retention ballot – ARSD 5:02:06:03.02.

 

 

Last day for candidates to withdraw nominations - ARSD 5:02:07:05.  (SDCL 12-6-55)

 

August 8

Last day for party central committees to fill vacancies created by candidates who withdrew their nominations - ARSD 5:02:07:06.  (SDCL 12-8-6)

 

 

Last day for voters of a circuit to file nominating petitions to fill a judicial primary candidate vacancy.  (SDCL 12-9-15)

 

August 10

Drawing for position on the ballot for the general election will be held in the office of the Secretary of State at 9:00 a.m.  (SDCL 12-16-3.1, 12-16-8)

 

August 15

Deadline for Secretary of State to certify copies of all ballot questions to the county auditors.  (SDCL 12-13-1)

 

August 16

Deadline for Supreme Court justice to file a statement of financial interest with the Secretary of State.  The statement must be filed within fifteen days of notifying the Secretary of State of his/her intention to place name on the retention ballot.  (SDCL 12-25-28)

 

August 29

Last day for Secretary of State to certify to the county auditors the names of all

 

candidates for state and district office to be placed on the general election ballot.  (SDCL 12-8-8)

 

September 25

Deadline for county central committees to submit names to the county auditor to be used as election board workers.  (SDCL 12-15-1)  See NOTE 3.

 

September 26

Deadline for all general election ballots to be printed and in the auditor's possession.  Absentee voting may begin whenever ballots are available.                    (SDCL 12-16-1, 12-16-17, 12-19-3)

 

October 2-7 & 9-13

 

Weeks for notice of voter registration deadline - ARSD 5:02:04:04.  (SDCL                                12-4-5.2)  See NOTES 1 & 2.

 

October 2

Deadline for county auditor to mail copies of all submitted questions to the official county newspapers.  (SDCL 12-13-2)

 

October 3

Deadline for county auditors to fill requests for precinct lists by parties and candidates.  (SDCL 12-4-24.1)

 

October 10

Last day for Secretary of State to furnish county auditors with envelopes for mailing official returns of votes to the office of the Secretary of State.  (SDCL 12-20-37)  See NOTE 3.

 

 

Last day for auditor to submit names of persons to be employed at an electronic voting system counting center to the county chairmen of each party to assure                      bipartisan representation.  (SDCL 12-17B-11)  See NOTE 3.

 

October 10-24

Time in which all official county newspapers must publish at least once the full text, statement, title, explanation and the recitation of effect of each submitted ballot question.  (SDCL 12-13-3)  See NOTE 2.

 

October 18

Deadline for the county auditor to appoint superintendents and precinct deputies for each election precinct. (SDCL 12-15-1, 12-15-2, 12-15-3)

 

October 23-28 & October 30 – November 3

 

Weeks in which the county auditor must publish the notice of the general election - ARSD 5:02:04:05.  (SDCL 12-12-1)  See NOTES 1 & 2.

October 23

Voter registration deadline for the general election.  (SDCL 12-4-5)

 

October 28

First day for test of electronic voting system tabulating equipment.  Notice of the time and place of the test must be published in the official newspaper at least 48 hours prior to testing - ARSD 5:02:09:01.01.  (SDCL 12-17B-5)  See NOTE 2.

 

October 29-November 6

Statewide candidates and committees must file supplemental reports with the                                  Secretary of State if they receive an aggregate contribution of $500 or more                              within the nine days immediately preceding the election.  The report must be filed                             within 48 hours of receipt of the contribution.  (SDCL 12-25-13.1)

 

October 30

Deadline for auditors to inform Secretary of State on the number of precincts and kind of voting equipment being used.  The Secretary of State also requests voter registration information in this report.  (SDCL 12-14-12, 12-1-7.1)  See NOTE 3.

 

October 31

Deadline for statewide candidates and committees to file pre-general campaign finance reports of receipts and expenditures with the Secretary of State.  Report covers May 28 through October 28.  Reports postmarked on or before this date are timely submitted.  (SDCL 12-25-13)

 

October 30-November 4

 

Week for publication of facsimile ballots.  (SDCL 12-16-16) 

 

November 7

GENERAL ELECTION DAY 

(SDCL 12-2-2, 12-2-3)  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. legal time.

 

 

Ballots and election supplies must be delivered to the superintendent of each election precinct prior to the opening of the polls.  (SDCL 12-16-18)

 

 

No applications for absentee ballots may be honored by the county auditor after 3:00 p.m. on election day.   (SDCL 12-19-2.1)

 

November 13

Last day for the county canvass of election returns.  (SDCL 12-20-36) 

 

 

County auditors must immediately send a certified copy of the official county canvass to the Secretary of State as the official returns of the election.                   (SDCL 12-20-38.1)

 

November 16

Last day for filing a recount petition by county candidates, assuming the canvass was completed on November 13 - ARSD 5:02:19:05.  (SDCL 12-21-10)  NOTE:  Above action must be initiated within three days following completion of the official county canvass.  See NOTE 3.

 

November 14

Last day for convening the state board of canvassers.  (SDCL 12-20-47)

 

November 17

Deadline for petition for recount in precinct by voters of the precinct - ARSD 5:02:19:06.  (SDCL 12-21-8)

 

 

Last day for filing recount petition by legislative or statewide candidates, assuming state canvass was completed on November 14 - ARSD 5:02:19:05.  County auditor shall notify the Secretary of State of a legislative recount. (SDCL 12-21-11, 12-21-11.1, 12-21-12)  See NOTE 3.

 

November 24

Last day for a county candidate to initiate action to contest, assuming canvass was completed on November 14 and no recount is in progress.  (SDCL 12-22-5) NOTE:  Above actions must be initiated within ten days following completion of the official county canvass. 

 

 

Last day for filing petition for recount on a ballot question - ARSD 5:02:19:07.  (SDCL 12-21-14)  NOTE:  Above actions must be initiated within ten days following completion of the official state canvass.

 

 

Last day for initiating a contest by a legislative or statewide candidate, or by citizens on behalf of a ballot question, assuming the state canvass was                     completed on November 14 and no recount is in progress.  (SDCL 12-22-5)  NOTE:  Above actions must be initiated within ten days following completion of the official state canvass.

 

January 2, 2007

Deadline for legislative and county general election candidates to file final reports of receipts and expenditures with the Secretary of State or county auditor.  (SDCL 12-25-13.3)

 

February 1, 2007

Last day for statewide candidates and committees to file year-end reports of campaign finance receipts and expenditures with the Secretary of State.  Report covers October 28 through December 31.  Reports postmarked on or before this date are timely submitted.  (SDCL 12-25-13)

 

 

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NOTE 1:  At least five days shall intervene between publications which are to be done during consecutive weeks.  (SDCL 17-2-17)

 

NOTE 2:  Official notices may not be published on Sunday.  (SDCL 1-5-2)

 

NOTE 3:  When a deadline falls on a holiday, Saturday or Sunday, an act may be performed on the next business day. If the period of time prescribed or allowed is less than seven days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation. (SDCL 12-1-17)

 

OFFICIAL SOUTH DAKOTA STATE HOLIDAYS - 2006

 

January 2

New Year's Day

January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 20

Presidents' Day

May 29

Memorial Day

July 4

Independence Day

September 4

Labor Day

October 9

Native Americans' Day

November 10

Veterans' Day

November 23

Thanksgiving Day

December 25

Christmas Day

 

For additional election information contact:  Election Supervisor, Secretary of State's Office, 500 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-5070; 605-773-3537; kea.warne@state.sd.us


 

 



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