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Municipal and School Information

Election Calendars

2017 Municipal Election Calendar

2017 School Election Calendar

Nominating petitions

Learn how to circulate a Municipal Nominating Petition
*Signature requirements can be found at SDCL 9-13-9

  • First and Second Class cities
    • At large candidates need a minimum of 15 signatures per each thousand or major fraction of the population.  No more than 50 signatures required.
    • Alderman (Wards) candidates need a minimum of 5% of the registered voters of the ward.  This percentage is based upon the total number of registered voters voting in the ward at the last preceding general election.  The County Auditor will have to provide you with the total number for you to base the calculation off of.  No more than 50 signatures required.
    • Voters may sign as many petitions as there are positions. 
  • Third class cities
    • At large candidates need a minimum of 10 signatures.
    • Alderman (Wards) candidates need a minimum 5 signatures.
    • Voters may sign as many petitions as they choose.

Municipal Nominating petition in Legal Size
Municipal Nominating petition in Letter Size

Learn how to circulate a School Board Nominating Petition
*A minimum of 20 signatures is required (SDCL 13-7-6)

School Board Nominating petition in Legal Size
School Board Nominating petition in Letter Size

Candidate Nominating Petition Validation Checklist

  • Cities- please note that you are not required to check voter registration on nominating petitions. 
  • Schools- please note that you are required to check voter registration on nominating petitions.  ARSD: 05:02:08:00

Election Resources

Recount Manual for Local Elections

2016 Municipal / School Election Workshops

October 18 - Webinar 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Central time)
October 24 - Webinar 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Central time)
November 18 - Ramkota, Pierre, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Central time) 

2016 Agenda
2016 Presentation

Miscellaneous Forms and Information

School Opt Out Election Timeline

Forms of Notices

How to Circulate Municipal and County Initiatives and Referendums

Municipal Recall Election Guidelines

Municipal & School Recount Manual (Updated April 14, 2016)

Register to vote

Where do I vote?

Helpful Links

South Dakota Municipal League

Associated School Boards of South Dakota

South Dakota County Auditors

South Dakota Municipal Finance Officers

South Dakota School Business Managers