Push for clear answers on your questions. If you do not receive an honest answer, keep pushing. If you hear someone else ask a question and the candidate sidesteps it, help out and press for a followup question. If candidates will not answer questions honestly and in full, they are fence sitters and useless for this city, state, and country. Do not feel bad telling them that either.
Here are a few questions that you might find useful. More will be added. This is a start.
Should non-US citizens qualify for social welfare benefits, food stamps, etc? Why or why not?
Should non-US citizens be allowed to vote in local, state, federal and other elections?
Should states be given back the right to secure their elections and limit "across the border" vagrant/transient voting? And what would you do to assure that voting fraud is ended?
What are your thoughts on the unethical way the Memphis mayor and city council manipulated the system to set up a fake entity to sell city property to a council member for a $1000 in order to get around state laws protecting monuments?
Do you think that the voter fraud commission should have been allowed to do their job?
Do you think that states, cities, schools, churches, etc, should be allowed to set up sanctuary cities and welcoming cities to shelter lawbreakers and criminal aliens?
What will you do to try to make economic development dollars available to South Dakota graduates and native born residents that might want to start a business, rather than continue to invite large companies from other states and countries to take advantage of our tax dollars for development? Shouldn't our communities and residents come first?
We recognize that people have the right to access to health care. Do you think that it is the responsibility of taxpayers to pay for socialized healthcare?
Instead of forcing taxpayers into a health care system based on socialism (we do not have or want a socialist form of government) because investors and large companies have created out of control healthcare costs, wouldn't it be more prudent to force control measures to create reasonable health care costs? Maybe we need to find ways to encourage more private providers and facilities that are not beholden to investors and profiteers?
Pick a ballot measure and then ask the candidate to explain it and which way would they vote on it?
Do non-US citizens qualify for Obamacare? (hint: they do)
Who are the real stakeholders in a community/city/state/country? Should legal residents of a community be allowed to vote on ALL major issues and spending before the mayor, city council, city manager, etc implement things?
What would you do to keep outside influences such as Soros and other non-South Dakota residents from continuing to disrupt our communities and elections?
Why are you running for office? And what are some of your priorities for when you are elected?
Do you think that accusers (male and female) of sexual assault, should have to go to the police before the media when making accusations against candidates? Or is it ok to make unproven accusations against people in order to hurt them? Should there be a better process in place that protects both the accused and the accuser?