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STATE OF MINNESOTA
PASSED DURING THE
COMMENCING THE FOURTH DAY OF JUNE,
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWELVE
OFFICAL PUBLICATION BY SECRETARY OF STATE
JULIUS A. SCHMAHL
SECRETARY OF STATE
PASSED AND APPROVED DURING THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE COM
MENCING JUNE FOURTH, 1912.
CHAPTER 14H. F. No. 22.
An Act to appropriate money for the payment of the mileage of the members of the Legislature and the per diem of the officers and employees and all other expenses of the Legislature, including payment for necessary supplies therefor. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :
$25,000.00 appropriated for mileage of members, per diem of employees and other expenses of extra session.--Section 1. That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be found necessary, be and the same hereby is appropriated from the revenue fund for the payment of the mileage of the members of the Legislature and for the payment of the per diem of the officers and employees of, and all the other expenses of, the legislature, including payment for necessary supplies therefor. Approved June 13, 1912.
CHAPTER 2-S. F. No. 7.
An Acto to amend sections 181, 182, 184, 186, 187, 189, 193, 196, 197; '199, 200, 201, 217, 218, 241, 247, 251, and 316 of the Revised Laws of 1905, and acts amendatory thereof, relating
registration of voters and to primary and general elections, 'rind to add certain provisions relating to registration of voter's and to primary and general elections, and to repeal any acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :
State-wide primary to be held on Tuesday, seven weeks preceding any election.--Section 1. That Section 181 of the Revised Laws of 1905, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 181. On Tuesday, seven weeks preceding any election, an election of nominees, hereinafter designated as the "Primary Election," shall be held in each election district for the selection of party and other candidates for all elective offices within the state, to be filled at such election except offices of towns, villages and cities of the third and fourth class, and members of school, park and library boards, in cities having less than 100,000 inhabitants, except presidential electors. Every town, city and village clerk shall give at least fifteen days' posted notice of the time and place of holding the same, of the hours during which the polls will be open, and of the offices for which candidates are to be nominated. The day for such primary election shall be the first day of registration in all election districts, except in cities of the first class.
Designation of meaning of political party–Non-partisan primary ballot for judiciary and other offices—Two candidates receiving highest number of votes on non-partisan ballot to run at general election-Certain candidates to run in classes—Duty of officers preparing ballots-Sec. 2. That Section 182 of the Revised Laws of
-1905, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 182. A political party, within the meaning of this chapter, is one which shall have maintained in the district or territorial division in question a party organization, and presented
candidates for election at three or more biennial elections within the preceding ten years; or whose members, to a number equal to at least ten per cent of the total number of votes cast at the preceding general election in the county where the application is made, shall present to the auditor a petition for a place on the primary election ballot. Candidates for office shall be chosen at such primary election by voters of the several political parties and not otherwise ; provided, however, that the chief justice and the associate justices of the supreme court and judges of the district, probate and municipal courts and county superintendents of schools and municipal officers in cities of the first class, shall be nominated upon separate non-partisan ballots, as hereinafter provided. Provided, further, that all qualified and duly registered voters may participate in the choosing of candidates for city office as provided for in the city charter of cities having home rule charters; the names of all candidates for nomination for the offices of Chief Justice, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, Judges of the District, Probate and Municipal Courts, County Superintendents of Schools and all municipal offices in cities of the first class shall be placed upon a separate primary ballot hereinafter designated as “Non-partisan primary
No party, or other designation, except as above, shall be placed on such ballot except as herein provided, nor shall any candidate filing for nomination on said non-partisan primary ballot be permitted or required to state his party affiliation. All provisions of law relating to the nomination of party candidates as to the form of ballot, including rotation of names, the endorsements thereon, voting, marking ballots, counting, returning and canvassing results shall apply to nomination of said officers except that the tally sheets and returns shall be made separately. Each voter shall be entitled to vote a non-partisan primary ballot without reference to his party affiliation.
The two candidates for nomination for every such non-partisan office who shall receive the highest number of votes, ascertained as provided by this act, shall be declared the nominees and their names shall be placed upon the election ballot, without party designation, and when two or more persons are to be elected for the same office, at a general election running at large in a city, county, district or in this state, such offices shall be classified and numbered as hereinafter provided and the non-partisan nominees to be placed upon the general election ballot shall be the two candidates in each