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HF 1509

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/03/2017 08:49am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/20/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; clarifying an authorization related to "I VOTED" stickers;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 211B.11, subdivision 1; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [204B.49] "I VOTED" STICKERS.
new text end

new text begin The secretary of state, county auditor, municipal clerk, school district clerk, or an election
judge may provide a sticker containing the words "I VOTED," and nothing more, to an
individual who:
new text end

new text begin (1) has successfully deposited a ballot into a ballot box, under section 203B.081,
subdivision 3, or 204C.13, subdivision 5;
new text end

new text begin (2) is provided an absentee ballot under section 203B.07, subdivision 1, or 203B.21,
subdivision 2; or
new text end

new text begin (3) is provided a ballot by mail under section 204B.45 or 204B.46.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 211B.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Soliciting near polling places.

A person may not display campaign
material, post signs, ask, solicit, or in any manner try to induce or persuade a voter within
a polling place or within 100 feet of the building in which a polling place is situated, or
anywhere on the public property on which a polling place is situated, on primary or election
day to vote for or refrain from voting for a candidate or ballot question. A person may not
provide political badges, political buttons, or other political insignia to be worn at or about
the polling place on the day of a primary or election. A political badge, political button, or
other political insignia may not be worn at or about the polling place on primary or election
day. This section applies to areas established by the county auditor or municipal clerk for
absentee voting as provided in chapter 203B.

deleted text begin The secretary of state, county auditor, municipal clerk, or school district clerk may
provide stickers which contain the words "I VOTED" and nothing more. Election judges
may offer a sticker of this type to each voter who has signed the polling place roster or voter
signature certificate
deleted text endnew text begin Nothing in this subdivision prohibits the distribution of "I VOTED"
stickers as provided in section 204B.49
new text end.