SHANTEL KREBS

Number of Signers Required for Candidate Petitions in 2016

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION

  • March 29, 2016 for Primary Election candidates (SDCL 12-6-4)
  • April 26, 2016 for Independent candidates (SDCL 12-7-1)
  • August 2, 2016 for Independent Presidential candidates (SDCL 12-7-7)

Download a petition

  • A candidate running for office as part of a recognized political party, may only collect signatures from registered voters within that party.
  • A voter may only sign petitions for the number of positions available
  • A candidate running as an independent (no party affiliation) may collect signatures from any registered voter.

President

U.S. Senate, U.S Representative

  • Republican: 1,955 (1% of the vote for the 2014 Republican Gubernatorial candidate: 195,477) (SDCL 12-6-7)
  • Democrat: 706 (1% of the vote for the 2014 Democrat Gubernatorial candidate: 70,549) (SDCL 12-6-7)
  • Independent: 2,774 (1% of the total vote for Governor in 2014: 277,403) (SDCL 12-7-1)
  • Newly Recognized Political Party: 250 (SDCL 12-5-1.4)

Form A New Political Party

  • 6,936 (2.5% of total vote for Governor in 2014: 277,403) (SDCL 12-5-1)

State Legislators

  • Republican and Democrat: 50 signatures or 1% of the vote for their party's Gubernatorial candidate in the 2014 election, whichever is less (SDCL 12-6-7.1)
  • Independent candidate: signatures equal to 1% of the total vote for Governor in 2014 in their district (SDCL 12-7-1)
  • New Political Party: Five (5) signatures (SDCL 12-5-1.4)
Legislative District
Democrat
Republican
Independent
New Political Party

1

50
50
195
5
2
50
50
181
5
3
39
50
121
5
4
45
50
152
5
5
19
50
78
5
6
20
50
93
5
7
28
50
93
5
8
23
50
91
5
9
18
45
65
5
10
18
50
71
5
11
22
50
92
5
12
22
50
79
5
13
26
50
91
5
14
26
50
92
5
15
16
23
41
5
16
18
50
81
5
17
21
45
71
5
18
21
50
78
5
19
18
50
90
5
20
18
50
81
5
21
19
50
81
5
22
21
50
78
5
23
17
50
92
5
24
16
50
96
5
25
19
50
88
5
26
26
39
68
5
26A
16
11
29
5
26B
11
28
40
5
27
25
29
57
5
28
19
50
74
5
28A
13
16
30
5
28B
7
36
44
5
29
13
50
76
5
30
21
50
105
5
31
20
50
89
5
32
22
50
89
5
33
18
50
82
5
34
22
50
92
5
35
14
42
58
5

County Officials and Party Delegates (filed with county auditor) - Click here to view the County Signature Requirements

  • Partisan Candidates: whichever is less, 50 signatures or 1% of the total vote for your political party's candidate for governor at the last gubernatorial election in the county or commissioner district (SDCL 12-6-7.1).  May only gather signatures from the political party the candidate is registered to vote with.
  • Independent Candidates: signatures equal to 1% of the total vote for all candidates for governor at the last gubernatorial election in the county or commissioner district (SDCL 12-7-1).  May gather signatures from any registered voter.
  • Newly Recognized Political Party: Five (5) signatures (SDCL 12-5-1.4)

Special Districts

  • Heartland Consumer Power District Director: 50 signatures of registered voters of the district or subdivision of the district (SDCL 49-36-1.3)
  • Water Development District Director: 25 signatures of registered voters in the director area (SDCL 46A-3B-4)
  • Conservation District Supervisor: 25 signatures (SDCL 38-8-39)