A candidate who has filed for office may remove his or her name from the ballot by filing an affidavit of withdrawal.
Candidates may withdraw within the filing period, or within 2 days of the end of the filing period.
Major party candidates for partisan office may withdraw after this deadline in some cases for a catastrophic illness:
The affidavit of withdrawal should include the candidate's name, the office which they filed for, and a request to have their name withdrawn from the ballot. This office provides a fillable affidavit of withdrawal that candidates may use.
The affidavit of withdrawal is filed with the same filing officer where the original affidavit of candidacy was filed.
If a candidate for governor withdraws, both the governor candidate and the running mate for lieutenant governor are removed from the ballot. (Minnesota Statutes 204B.12, subd. 2b)
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