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Offices to be filled in the 2020 Elections

The following nominations are made in the party primary elections held on June 2, 2020:

  • U.S. Senator - 6 year term
  • U.S. Representative - 2 year term
  • 105 Legislators (35 Senate, 70 House) - 2 year term
  • County Commissioners - 4 year term
  • States Attorney - 4 year term
  • County Coroner - 4 year term
  • County Treasurer/County Finance Officer - 4 year term
  • Delegates and Alternates to National Party Conventions (only if designated to be elected at a Primary Election in the party's bylaws; SDCL 12-5-3.11)
  • Delegates to State Party Conventions (only if designated to be elected at a Primary Election in the party's bylaws)
  • Precinct Committeeman and Committeewoman (only if designated to be elected at a Primary Election in the party's bylaws)

In those areas of the state which have the following types of districts, nominations are made in a nonpartisan primary election:

  • Water Development District Directors - 4 year term
  • Heartland Consumer Power District Directors - 6 year term

Supreme Court - Voted on the general election ballot:

  • Retention Election, South Dakota Supreme Court Justice - 8 year term

In those areas of the state which have the following types of districts, nominations are made in the general election:

  • Conservation District Supervisor - 4 year term

The following will be nominated at the 2020 state conventions of each political party:

  • Public Utilities Commissioner - 6 year term
  • 3 Presidential Electors

12-6-3. Candidacy for more than one office in same election prohibited--Exceptions. No person's name may appear on the primary election ballot as a candidate for nomination to more than one public office in the same election, except that a person may be the candidate for any public office and the office of President of the United States, vice president of the United States, director of a water development district, or director of a consumer power district. A candidate for any such office is not prohibited from seeking election to one or more party offices as may be provided in chapter 12-5. If a candidate secures a nomination at a state party convention, the candidate shall withdraw as a candidate from one of the offices and submit the withdrawal to the secretary of state on or before the date on which the secretary of state receives the state party certification.

12-16-10.1. Candidacy for more than one office prohibited--Exception. No person's name may appear on the general election ballot as a candidate for election to more than one public office except for the office of President of the United States or vice president of the United States.