3-4-6 Appointments in writing--Duration of appointment--Filling of vacancies--Office where filed...
Appointments in writing--Duration of appointment--Filling of vacancies--Office where
Appointments to state offices shall be made in writing and shall continue for the remainder of
the unexpired term of office. Unless otherwise provided by law, all other appointments shall be made
in writing and shall continue until the next general election and until a successor is elected and
qualified. A vacancy must occur prior to May first in an even-numbered year, other than in a year
when the term of office would normally expire, for the office to be filled by election for the
remainder of the unexpired term. Any person elected to an office that was previously vacant shall
take office in the year following the election on the day of that year when a full term for that office
would normally commence.
Appointments to state offices shall be filed with the secretary of state. Appointments to county
offices shall be filed in the office of the county auditor and entered in the minutes of the
Source: SDC 1939, § 48.0106; SL 1984, ch 19; SL 1994, ch 31; SL 2001, ch 21, § 1; SL 2002, ch
74, § 3.