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Revision as of 12:47, 15 July 2013

South Dakota State Auditor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $1,235,996
Term limits:  Two consecutive terms
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  South Dakota Constitution, Article 4, Section 7
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Steve Barnett
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 2011
Compensation:  $98,345
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other South Dakota Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The South Dakota Auditor is an elected position in the South Dakota state government. The auditor is an independent officeholder who serves as a watchdog, scrutinizing the manner in which state tax dollars are being spent.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Steve Barnett.

Authority

The state auditor's office is established in Article 4, Section 7 of the South Dakota Constitution.

Article IV, Section 7:

There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the general election of the Governor and every four years thereafter the following constitutional officers: attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and commissioner of school and public lands, who shall severally hold their offices for a term of four years. Commencing with the 1992 general election, no person may be elected to more than two consecutive terms as attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, or commissioner of school and public lands.

Qualifications

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Elections

Article IV, Section 7 specifies that the offices of attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and commissioner of school and public lands are to be elected every four years.

Term limits

Article IV, Section 7 also prevents any person from being elected to more than two consecutive terms as attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, or commissioner of school and public lands.

Vacancies

Article IV, Section 3 of the state constitution grants the governor the authority to fill, by appointment, any vacancy in the office of treasurer.

Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the State Auditor's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $1,235,996.[1]

Compensation

In 2010, the South Dakota State Auditor was paid an estimated $98,345 according to the Council of State Governments.[2]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

South Dakota

South Dakota State Auditor
Office of the State Auditor
500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Tel: (605) 773-3341
Fax: (605) 773-5929

E-mail: South Dakota Auditor

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