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                            CHAPTER 18-H.F.No. 1088 
                  An act relating to elections; allowing towns to rotate 
                  names of candidates on town ballots; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 205.17, subdivision 1.
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 205.17, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [SECOND, THIRD, AND FOURTH CLASS CITIES; 
        TOWNS.] In all statutory and home rule charter cities of the 
        second, third and fourth class, and in all towns, for the 
        municipal general election, the municipal clerk shall have 
        printed on light green paper the official ballot containing the 
        names of all candidates for municipal offices.  The ballot shall 
        be printed in blocks of 50, shall be headed "City or Town 
        Election Ballot,"  shall state the name of the city or town and 
        the date of the election, and shall conform in other respects to 
        the white ballot used at the state general election.  The names 
        shall be arranged on city ballots in the manner provided for the 
        state elections.  On town ballots names of the candidates for 
        each office shall be arranged either: 
           (1) alphabetically according to the candidates' surnames; 
           (2) in the manner provided for state elections if the town 
        electors chose at the town's annual meeting to arrange the names 
        in that way for at least two consecutive years. 
           Presented to the governor April 3, 1997 
           Signed by the governor April 4, 1997, 11:00 a.m.

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