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HF 980

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/04/2019 09:26am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to elections; authorizing individuals under the age of 18 to vote at a primary
election in certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
201.014, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.014, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


new text begin(a) new text endExcept as provided in subdivision 2, an individual
who meets the following requirements at the time of an election is eligible to vote. The
individual must:

(1) be 18 years of age or older;

(2) be a citizen of the United States; and

(3) maintain residence in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (1), an individual who has not reached 18
years of age but who meets all other eligibility requirements for voting may cast a ballot at
a primary election or presidential nomination primary, for purposes of nominating candidates
to be voted on at the subsequent general election, if the individual will be 18 years of age
or older at the time the general election is held. The ballot provided to an individual
authorized to vote under this paragraph must be prepared so that the individual may vote
only for the candidates seeking nomination for office and not for any question or proposition.
new text end