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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
100200 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 100200 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.