103C.311 FORMATION OF SUPERVISOR DISTRICTS.
Subdivision 1. Supervisors elected at large.
(a) The district board shall, with the approval
of the state board, divide a district into supervisor districts for purposes of nomination for
election. At each election after the division, one or more supervisors shall be nominated from
each supervisor district. A supervisor must be a resident of the supervisor district to be elected.
(b) If the boundary of a soil and water conservation district has been substantially changed
by a division of the district, the district shall be divided into supervisor districts for nomination
(c) This subdivision does not disqualify a supervisor during the term for which the supervisor
was elected or nominated for election. Supervisors nominated from the supervisor districts
shall be included on the ballot for election from the entire area included in the soil and water
(d) A certified copy of the minutes or the resolution of the supervisors establishing supervisor
districts must be promptly filed by the chair of the district board with the county auditor of the
counties where the district is located and with the state board.
Subd. 2. Supervisors elected by districts.
(a) The district board, with the approval of the
state board, may by resolution provide that supervisors will be elected by supervisor districts as
provided in this subdivision.
(b) The supervisor districts must be composed of precincts established by county and
municipal governing bodies under section
. The districts must be compact, include only
contiguous territory, and be substantially equal in population. The districts must be numbered in
a regular series. The districts must be drawn by the county board of the county containing the
largest area of the soil and water conservation district, in consultation with the district board and
with the approval of the state board. The boundaries of the districts must be redrawn after each
decennial federal census as provided in section
. A certified copy of the resolution
establishing supervisor districts must be filed by the chair of the district board with the county
auditor of the counties where the soil and water conservation district is located, with the state
board, and with the secretary of state at least 30 days before the first date candidates may file
for the office of supervisor.
(c) Each supervisor district is entitled to elect one supervisor. A supervisor must be a resident
of the district from which elected.
(d) The district board shall provide staggered terms for supervisors elected by district. After
each redistricting, there shall be a new election of supervisors in all the districts at the next general
election, except that if the change made in the boundaries of a district is less than five percent of
the average population of all the districts, the supervisor in office at the time of the redistricting
shall serve for the full term for which elected. The district board shall determine by lot the seats to
be filled for a two-year term, a four-year term, and a six-year term.
History: 1990 c 391 art 3 s 15; 1997 c 130 s 1; 1997 c 173 s 4; 1Sp2001 c 10 art 18 s 3;
2003 c 104 s 19,20