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(A) Preparation of ballots. The Clerk or Finance Officer shall prepare and furnish, at the expense of the municipality, all official ballots. The ballots shall be white in color, of good quality of print paper, printed in black ink, and in the English language only.
(B) Form of ballots. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for in the precinct shall be arranged without any other designation than that of the office for which they are candidates. If more than one member of the governing body is to be elected, the ballot shall contain instructions as to how many candidates for the governing body are to be voted for. The Clerk or Finance Officer shall determine, by lot, each candidate’s position on the ballot. Each candidate may be present or represented when the position on the ballot is being determined. A square or a circle shall appear at the left of the name of each candidate, and no other square or circle may appear on the ballot. No candidate’s name may be printed upon the official ballot unless the candidate has been nominated as provided in this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 32.01)
Related provisions, see SDCL § 9-13-21