as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 03:18pm
|Introduction||Posted on 02/14/2019|
A bill for an act
relating to elections; allowing local governments to require write-in candidates to
request votes for the candidate to be counted; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 204B.09, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.09, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
(a) A candidate for county, state, or federal office who
wants write-in votes for the candidate to be counted must file a written request with the
filing office for the office sought not more than 84 days before the primary and no later
than the seventh day before the general election. The filing officer shall provide copies of
the form to make the request. deleted text beginNodeleted text endnew text beginnew text end written request deleted text beginshall
be accepteddeleted text end later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing a written request.
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deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A candidate for president of the United States who files a request under this
subdivision must include the name of a candidate for vice president of the United States.
The request must also include the name of at least one candidate for presidential elector.
The total number of names of candidates for presidential elector on the request may not
exceed the total number of electoral votes to be cast by Minnesota in the presidential election.
deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A candidate for governor who files a request under this subdivision must include
the name of a candidate for lieutenant governor.