relating to elections; modifying certificate on absentee ballot envelopes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 203B.21, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 203B.21, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Back of return envelope.
On the back of the return envelope a certificate
shall appear with space for:
(1) the voter's address of present or former residence in Minnesota;
(2) the voter's current e-mail address, if the voter has one;
(3) a statement indicating the category described in section
to which the
(4) a statement that the voter has not cast and will not cast another absentee ballot
in the same election or elections;
(5) a statement that the voter personally marked the ballots without showing them to
anyone, or if physically unable to mark them, that the voter directed another individual
to mark them; and
(6) the same voter's passport number, Minnesota driver's license or state
identification card number, or the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number as
provided on the absentee ballot application; if the voter does not have access to any of
these documents, the voter may attest to the truthfulness of the contents of the certificate
under penalty of perjury.
The certificate shall also contain a signed
oath in the form required by
section 705 of the Help America Vote Act, Public Law 107-252, which must read:
"I swear or affirm, under penalty of perjury, that:
I am a member of the uniformed services or merchant marine on active duty or
an eligible spouse or dependent of such a member; a United States citizen temporarily
residing outside the United States; or other United States citizen residing outside the
United States; and I am a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age (or will be by the
date of the election), and I am eligible to vote in the requested jurisdiction; I have not
been convicted of a felony, or other disqualifying offense, or been adjudicated mentally
incompetent, or, if so, my voting rights have been reinstated; and I am not registering,
requesting a ballot, or voting in any other jurisdiction in the United States except the
jurisdiction cited in this voting form. In voting, I have marked and sealed my ballot in
private and have not allowed any person to observe the marking of the ballot, except for
those authorized to assist voters under state or federal law. I have not been influenced.
My signature and date below indicate when I completed this document.
The information on this form is true, accurate, and complete to the best of my
knowledge. I understand that a material misstatement of fact in completion of this
document may constitute grounds for a conviction for perjury."
2.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 29, 2012.