204B.04 Candidacy; prohibitions.
Subdivision 1. Major party candidates. No individual shall be named on any ballot as the candidate of more than one major political party. No individual who has been certified by a canvassing board as the nominee of any major political party shall be named on any ballot as the candidate of any other major political party at the next ensuing general election.
Subd. 2. Candidates seeking nomination by primary. No individual who seeks nomination for any partisan or nonpartisan office at a primary shall be nominated for the same office by nominating petition, except as otherwise provided for simultaneous nominations in subdivision 2a, and for nonpartisan offices in section 204B.13, subdivision 4. A major party candidate who fails to be nominated at the state primary may not be listed on any ballot at the subsequent state general election, except to fill a vacancy as provided in section 204B.13.
Subd. 2a. Simultaneous nomination. A candidate may seek the nomination of a major political party and one or more minor political parties for the same partisan office simultaneously if the state chair of the parties whose nomination is sought consents in writing to the simultaneous nomination. The forms for written consent of the party chair must be prepared in the manner provided by the secretary of state. A candidate may not be nominated by petition for a partisan office without the written consent of the candidate.
A candidate who seeks the simultaneous nomination of a major political party and one or more minor political parties and fails to be nominated at the state primary for the major political party forfeits the nominations of the minor political parties.
A candidate may not seek the nomination of either a major or minor political party, or both, and file a nominating petition as an independent candidate for the same election.
Subd. 3. Nomination for nonpartisan office. No individual shall be nominated by nominating petition for any nonpartisan office except in the event of a vacancy in nomination as provided in section 204B.13.
* NOTE: The amendments to this section by Laws 1996, chapter *419, are suspended during any time that the decision of the *eighth circuit court of appeals in Twin Cities Area New Party v. *McKenna, No. 94-3417MN, is stayed or the mandate of the court is *recalled. If the McKenna decision is reversed, the amendments *to this section expire and the prior law is revived. Laws 1996, *chapter 419, section 10.
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