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204D.23 AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY; NOMINATING PETITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Place and manner of filing. Candidates for nomination to fill a vacancy at a
special primary shall file their affidavits of candidacy and nominating petitions with the same
officers and in the same manner and shall pay the same fees as provided by law for candidates
for like offices at the state primary.
    Subd. 2. Time of filing. Except as provided in subdivision 3, the affidavits and petitions shall
be filed no later than the seventh day before the special primary.
    Subd. 3. Filing at regular time. If a vacancy occurs before the opening of the time for filing
affidavits of candidacy for the state primary and the special primary is held on the same day as
the state primary, the affidavits and petitions shall be filed during the time for filing affidavits
for the state primary.
    Subd. 4. Filing with the secretary of state; certification. Within 24 hours after the filings
have closed, the secretary of state shall certify to the county auditors the names of the candidates
who have filed with the secretary of state and who will be voted for in those counties at the
special primary.
    Subd. 5. Withdrawal of candidates. A candidate may withdraw from the special primary
ballot by filing an affidavit of withdrawal with the same official who received the affidavit of
candidacy. The affidavit of withdrawal must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. of the day after
the last day for filing affidavits of candidacy.
History: 1981 c 29 art 6 s 23; 1989 c 291 art 1 s 18