as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 04:08pm
A bill for an act
relating to elections; requiring the names of partisan candidates to be rotated on
the state general election ballot; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
204D.13, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
204D.13, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.13, is amended by adding a subdivision
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Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-4484
The first name printed for each partisan office on the state general election ballot shall be that of the candidate of the major political party that received the smallest average number of votes at the last state general election. The succeeding names shall be those of the candidates of the other major political parties that received a succeedingly higher average number of votes respectively. For the purposes of this subdivision, the average number of votes of a major political party shall be computed by dividing the total number of votes counted for all of the party's candidates for statewide office at the state general election by the number of those candidates at the election.