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204D.04 BALLOT PREPARATION.
    Subdivision 1. Rotation of offices; prohibition. There shall be no rotation of offices on any
ballot required to be prepared pursuant to this chapter for a state primary or a state general election.
    Subd. 2. Instructions to printer; printer's bond. (a) The official charged with the
preparation and distribution of the ballots shall prepare instructions to the printer for rotation of
the names of candidates and for layout of the ballot.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), the instructions shall be approved by the legal
advisor of the official before delivery to the printer.
(c) The legal advisor of a town official is not required to approve instructions regarding the
rotation of the names of candidates on the ballot or the layout of the ballot.
(d) Before a contract exceeding $1,000 is awarded for printing ballots, the printer shall
furnish a sufficient bond, letter of credit, or certified check, acceptable to the official responsible
for printing the ballots, conditioned on printing the ballots in conformity with the Minnesota
Election Law and the instructions delivered. The official responsible for printing the ballots
shall set the amount of the bond, letter of credit, or certified check in an amount equal to the
value of the purchase.
History: 1981 c 29 art 6 s 4; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 175 s 11; 1990 c 453 s 11; 1993 c 223 s
15; 1Sp2001 c 10 art 18 s 31; 2003 c 76 s 1