Elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate
will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014
. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is March 25, 2014.
- See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the South Dakota State Senate:
To be eligible to serve in the South Dakota Senate, a candidate must be:
- A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
- 21 years old at the filing deadline time
- A two-year resident of South Dakota at the filing deadline time
- May not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"
- A qualified voter. A qualified voter is someone who is:
- * A U.S. citizen
- * Reside in South Dakota
- * At least 18 years old old on or before the next election
- * Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
- * Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law
- * Not have served 4 consecutive terms
List of candidates
Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.