President of the United States
35 years old, no person except a natural born citizen, 14 years residency within the U.S.
30 years old, 9 years a citizen of U.S., inhabitant of state when elected
25 years old, 7 years a citizen of U.S., inhabitant of state when elected
Governor and Lt. Governor
2 years residency, Citizen of United States, 21 years old, Term Limit: 2 consecutive terms
No specified qualifications, Term Limit: 2 consecutive terms
21 years old; 2 years residency; qualified voter; may not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"; Term Limit: 4 consecutive terms in House, 4 consecutive terms in Senate
Public Utilities Commissioner
25 years old, 2 years residency, qualified voter of the state, no conflict of interest
Circuit Court Judges
Citizen of United States, resident of state, voter in circuit, licensed to practice law
Supreme Court Justice
Citizen of United States, resident of state, voter in district represented, licensed to practice law
Delegates to state or national party conventions
See Party By-Laws
No specified qualifications for county officials except for those listed below.
When a county commissioner candidate, whether running for a district position or at large, signs the declaration of candidacy on the nominating petition the candidate must reside in the district or the county (at large candidates).
State's attorney must be licensed to practice law.
Sheriff Candidates (SDCL 23-3-43.1):
Qualified voter and resident of municipality, reside in municipality 3 months before election, not a defaulter to the municipality. Alderman candidates must be registered voters and residents of the ward they are running for when nominated.
School Board Members
Resident voter, may not hold an incompatible office.