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SF 2271

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 04:08pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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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:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.13, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Rotation of names. new text end

new text begin The names of candidates for partisan offices on the state
general election ballot shall be rotated in the manner provided for rotation of names on state
partisan primary ballots by section 204D.08, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.13, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-4484

204D.13 BALLOT; PARTISAN OFFICES.

Subd. 2.

Order of political parties.

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.