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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 486-H.F.No. 2134 
           An act relating to elections; changing the vote margin 
          for an automatic recount at the state primary or 
          general election; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, 
          section 204C.35, subdivision 1.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:  
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 204C.35, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [AUTOMATIC RECOUNTS.] In a state primary 
when the difference between the votes cast for the candidates 
for nomination to a legislative office or to a district, county, 
or county municipal court judicial office is 100 200 or less, 
the difference is less than ten percent of the total number of 
votes counted for that nomination, and the difference determines 
the nomination, the canvassing board with responsibility for 
declaring the results for that office shall recount the vote.  
In a state general election when the difference between the 
votes of a candidate who would otherwise be declared elected to 
a legislative office or to a district, county, or county 
municipal court judicial office and the votes of any other 
candidate for that office is 100 200 or less, the canvassing 
board shall recount the votes.  A recount shall not delay any 
other part of the canvass.  The results of the recount shall be 
certified by the canvassing board as soon as possible.  Time for 
notice of a contest for an office which is recounted pursuant to 
this section shall begin to run upon certification of the 
results of the recount by the canvassing board.  A losing 
candidate may waive a recount required pursuant to this section 
by filing a written notice of waiver with the canvassing board. 
    Presented to the governor April 24, 1990 
    Signed by the governor April 24, 1990, 9:24 p.m.