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103C.301 Initial election of supervisors.

Subdivision 1. Nominating petitions. Within 30 days after the date that the secretary of state issues a certificate of organization of a district, or during additional time as the state board may allow, nominating petitions may be filed with the state board nominating legal voters as candidates for election as supervisors. Three supervisors shall be elected for terms to expire on December 31 following the second general election after their initial election. Each petition must be signed by one or more legal voters of the district. If a person signs petitions nominating more than three candidates, the signature may not be counted on any petition.

Subd. 2. Notice of election. The state board shall give due notice of the time and place where the election will be held in the district and specify in the notice the names of all candidates and the terms for which they are nominated.

Subd. 3. Ballots. The state board shall prepare ballots for the election with the surnames of the candidates printed in alphabetical order for each term, a square before each name, and a direction to insert an X mark in the square before three names with different terms to indicate the voter's choice.

Subd. 4. Voting. All legal voters shall be eligible to vote at the election.

Subd. 5. Election. The three candidates who receive the highest numbers respectively of the votes cast for each of three positions at the election shall be the elected supervisors. In case of a tie, the election shall be determined by lot, under the direction of the state board. The state board shall supervise the election, pay expenses of the election, prescribe rules for the election, determine the eligibility of voters, and publish the results.

Subd. 6. Elected supervisor term. Except to fill a vacancy or for initial elections, supervisors shall be elected for four-year terms.

HIST: 1990 c 391 art 3 s 13; 1997 c 173 s 1,2

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