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SF 326

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 09:37am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; authorizing mail balloting in any town or any city with fewer
than 400 registered voters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.45,
subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.45, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


A town of any size deleted text beginnot located in a metropolitan county
as defined by section 473.121,
deleted text end or a city having fewer than 400 registered voters on June 1
of an election year deleted text beginand not located in a metropolitan county as defined by section 473.121,deleted text end
may provide balloting by mail at any municipal, county, or state election with no polling
place other than the office of the auditor or clerk or other locations designated by the auditor
or clerk. The governing body may apply to the county auditor for permission to conduct
balloting by mail. The county board may provide for balloting by mail in unorganized
territory. The governing body of any municipality may designate for mail balloting any
precinct having fewer than 100 registered voters, subject to the approval of the county

Voted ballots may be returned in person to any location designated by the county auditor
or municipal clerk.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
conducted on or after that date.
new text end