Deadline for Rapid City municipal election petitions approaching

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Municipal petitions for Rapid City’s elections are due in one week, but none have been returned from Ward four.

What happens if no one steps up?

“Let’s say we don’t get any petitions in for Ward four, what would happen in that instance is that the incumbent, who’s John Roberts, would continue in that position until a special election is held. And again that would be held in the future,” said Darrell Shoemaker, the Rapid City Communications Coordinator.

The petition deadline is Tuesday, March 31 at 5 P.M.

Prospective candidates must collect 50 signatures from people who are registered from the same ward as petitioner.

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