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HF 1472

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2017 01:37pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/20/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; allowing cities to canvass primary results on the second or
third day after the primary; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 205.065,
subdivision 5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 205.065, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Results.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The municipal primary shall be conducted and the returns made
in the manner provided for the state primary so far as practicable. deleted text beginIf the primary is conducted:
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deleted text begin (1) only within that municipality, adeleted text end new text beginThe new text endcanvass may be conducted on either the second
or third day after the primarydeleted text begin; or
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deleted text begin (2) in conjunction with the state primary, the canvass must be conducted on the third
day after the primary, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b)
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The governing body of the municipality shall canvass the returns, and the two candidates
for each office who receive the highest number of votes, or a number of candidates equal
to twice the number of individuals to be elected to the office, who receive the highest number
of votes, shall be the nominees for the office named. Their names shall be certified to the
municipal clerk who shall place them on the municipal general election ballot without
partisan designation and without payment of an additional fee.

deleted text begin (b) Following a municipal primary as described in paragraph (a), clause (2), a canvass
may be conducted on the second day after the primary if the county auditor of each county
in which the municipality is located agrees to administratively review the municipality's
primary voting statistics for accuracy and completeness within a time that permits the canvass
to be conducted on that day.
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