Not later than the 69th day before the date of any election the Secretary of State shall complete a random ordering of the letters of the alphabet.
Not later than the 68th day before the date of any election the Secretary of State shall mail or deliver to each county clerk a copy of the random ordering of the letters of the alphabet.
The county clerk shall arrange by surname the names of the candidates on the ballot in the random order of the letters of the alphabet completed by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) of this section.
The requirements of this section apply only if at least one contested candidate race will be on the ballot. [Formerly 249.362; 1983 c.253 §1; 1987 c.267 §47; 1993 c.713 §49; 2007 c.154 §27; 2018 c.70 §11; 2019 c.675 §8]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Name rotation of entire ballot, (1980) Vol 40, p 346