Primary election nominating petitions due Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- While races are already taking shape, the first deadline for the June 7 primary election is Tuesday.

That’s when nominating petitions are due for Republican and Democratic candidates. A comprehensive list of local races will be published next week. A list of those who have filed to date can be found at the South Dakota Secretary of State’s website.

In Aberdeen, city council and school board elections, if needed, will be the same day as the state’s primary.

The voter registration deadline is 15 days prior to the election, or May 23. Absentee voting begins April 22. A candidate who has filed can withdraw until March 31. Candidates who are filing independents have until April 26 to file nominating petitions.