South Dakota judicial elections

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Appellate judges in South Dakota participate in retention elections, while circuit court judges compete in non-partisan elections.

Primary elections occur on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June during even-numbered years. General elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the November after each primary.[1]


Supreme Court Circuit Court
Retention elections - Eight-year terms Non-partisan elections - Eight-year terms


Primary election

If more than two candidates are running for a circuit court seat, they compete in the primary election. The two candidates who receive the most votes advance to the general election.[2]

Results

Election results can be found on the South Dakota Secretary of State website.

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Elections

Code of judicial conduct

Candidates are subject to the South Dakota Code of Judicial Conduct, whether or not they are incumbent judges. Since 2006, the state has had a special nine-member committee to ensure ethical judicial campaigns.[3][4][5]

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