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SF 173

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/24/2021 04:13pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to elections; requiring photo ID to register to vote and to vote; creating a
voter identification card; establishing provisional ballots; requiring reports;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 5B.06; 13.6905,
by adding a subdivision; 144.226, by adding subdivisions; 171.06, subdivisions
1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 171.061, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 171.07, subdivisions
1a, 4, 14, by adding a subdivision; 171.071, subdivisions 1, 2; 171.10, subdivision
1; 171.11; 171.12, subdivision 3c; 171.121; 171.14; 201.022, subdivision 1;
201.061, subdivisions 1, 1a, 3; 201.071, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 201.091, subdivision
9; 201.121, subdivision 1; 201.13, subdivision 3; 201.14; 201.145, subdivisions
2, 3, 4, 5; 201.161; 201.221, subdivision 3; 201.225, subdivision 2; 203B.04,
subdivisions 1, 4; 203B.065; 203B.07, subdivision 3; 203B.08, subdivision 1;
203B.121, subdivision 2; 203B.17, subdivision 2; 203B.19; 203B.21, subdivision
3; 203B.24, subdivision 1; 204B.45, subdivision 2; 204B.46; 204C.08, subdivision
1d; 204C.10; 204C.32; 204C.33, subdivision 1; 204C.37; 205.065, subdivision 5;
205.185, subdivision 3; 205A.03, subdivision 4; 205A.10, subdivision 3; 256E.22,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 200;
201; 204C; 357; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision
7.

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

ARTICLE 1

VOTER ID

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 5B.06, is amended to read:


5B.06 VOTING BY PROGRAM PARTICIPANT; ABSENTEE BALLOT.

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, new text enda program participant who is otherwise eligible
to vote may new text beginvote pursuant to this section and may new text endregister with the secretary of state as a
permanent absentee voter. Notwithstanding section 203B.04, subdivision 5, the secretary
of state is not required to send an absentee ballot application prior to each election to a
program participant registered as a permanent absentee voter under this section. As soon
as practicable before each election, the secretary of state shall determine the precinct in
which the residential address of the program participant is located and shall request from
and receive from the county auditor or other election official the ballot for that precinct and
shall forward the absentee ballot to the program participant with the other materials for
absentee balloting as required by Minnesota law. The program participant shall complete
the ballot and return it to the secretary of state, who shall review the ballot in the manner
provided by section 203B.121, subdivision 2. If the ballot and ballot materials comply with
the requirements of that section, the ballot must be certified by the secretary of state as the
ballot of a program participant, and must be forwarded to the appropriate electoral jurisdiction
for tabulation along with all other ballots. The name and address of a program participant
must not be listed in the statewide voter registration system.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.6905, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 36. new text end

new text begin Voter identification card. new text end

new text begin Applicant data related to a voter identification
card is governed by section 171.06, subdivision 3c.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.226, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Documents required for voter identification card. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding
provisions to the contrary in this section, no fee or surcharge shall be charged by the state
registrar or local issuance office for a certified vital record if the applicant attests that the
record is needed to obtain a voter identification card issued pursuant to section 171.07,
subdivision 3b.
new text end

new text begin (b) The state registrar and local issuance offices shall report each year to the commissioner
of management and budget the number of records obtained under this subdivision for which
no fee or surcharge was charged.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.226, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Appropriations and transfers. new text end

new text begin (a) Each year, an amount equal to the total
number of records reported to the commissioner of management and budget under subdivision
7, paragraph (b), for that year times the amount of the surcharge under section 144.226,
subdivision 3, paragraph (b), is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
health for the administration of this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each year, an amount equal to the total number of records reported to the
commissioner of management and budget under subdivision 7, paragraph (b), for that year
times the amount of the surcharge under subdivision 4, is transferred from the general fund
to the state government special revenue fund. This amount is appropriated annually from
the state government special revenue fund to the commissioner of health for the
administration of this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) Each year, an amount equal to the total number of records reported to the
commissioner of management and budget under subdivision 7, paragraph (b), for that year
times the amount of the surcharge under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), is transferred from
the general fund to the account for the children's trust fund for the prevention of child abuse
established under section 256E.22.
new text end

new text begin (d) Each year an amount equal to the number of records reported to the commissioner
of management and budget by the state registrar under subdivision 7, paragraph (b), for that
year times the amount of the fee under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), is transferred from the
general fund to the state government special revenue fund. This amount is appropriated
annually from the state government special revenue fund to the commissioner of health for
the administration of this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner of health must transmit payment of $9 to a local issuance office
for each certified vital record issued for no charge under subdivision 7, paragraph (a). Each
year, an amount equal to the number of records reported to the commissioner of management
and budget by local issuance offices under subdivision 7, paragraph (b), for that year times
the amount of the fee under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), is appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of health to make payments under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application format and requirements.

Every application for a Minnesota
identification card, including an enhanced identification card, or for a driver's license,
including an instruction permit, a provisional license, deleted text beginanddeleted text end an enhanced driver's licensenew text begin, or
voter identification card
new text end, must be made in a format approved by the department. Every
application must be accompanied by payment of the proper feenew text begin except for an application
for a voter identification card issued pursuant to section 171.07, subdivision 3b
new text end. All applicants
must sign the application and declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information and
documentation presented in the application is true and correct. All applications requiring
evidence of legal presence in the United States or United States citizenship must be signed
in the presence of the person authorized to accept the application, or the signature on the
application may be verified by a notary public.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fees.

(a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are as follows:

REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Classified
Driver's License
D-$21.00
C-$25.00
B-$32.00
A-$40.00
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Classified
Under-21 D.L.
D-$21.00
C-$25.00
B-$32.00
A-$20.00
Enhanced Driver's License
D-$36.00
C-$40.00
B-$47.00
A-$55.00
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Instruction
Permit
$5.25
Enhanced Instruction
Permit
$20.25
Commercial Learner's
Permit
$2.50
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Provisional
License
$8.25
Enhanced Provisional
License
$23.25
Duplicate REAL ID
Compliant or Noncompliant
License or duplicate REAL
ID Compliant or
Noncompliant
identification card
$6.75
Enhanced Duplicate
License or enhanced
duplicate identification card
$21.75
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Minnesota
identification card or REAL
ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section 171.07,
subdivisions 3
and 3a
$11.25
Enhanced Minnesota
identification card
$26.25

From August 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022, the fee is increased by $0.75 for REAL ID compliant
or noncompliant classified driver's licenses, REAL ID compliant or noncompliant classified
under-21 driver's licenses, and enhanced driver's licenses.

(b) In addition to each fee required in paragraph (a), the commissioner shall collect a
surcharge of $2.25. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be credited to the driver
and vehicle services technology account under section 299A.705.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
169A.35, sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, or section 171.177, (2) convictions for crash-related
moving violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall
have a $3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving
violation" has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.

(d) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner
shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant or individual renewing
a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for processing an applicant's
initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The department shall not charge these
applicants any other fee to receive or renew the endorsement.

(e) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), a driver's license agent may charge
and retain a filing fee as provided under section 171.061, subdivision 4.

(f) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall charge a
filing fee at the same amount as a driver's license agent under section 171.061, subdivision
4. Revenue collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the driver services operating
account under section 299A.705.

(g) An application for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, provisional
license, or driver's license, including an application for renewal, must contain a provision
that allows the applicant to add to the fee under paragraph (a), a $2 donation for the purposes
of public information and education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075.

new text begin (h) The commissioner or driver's license agent must not collect any fee or surcharge for
a voter identification card issued pursuant to section 171.07, subdivision 3b.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3c. new text end

new text begin Application for voter identification card. new text end

new text begin (a) An application for a voter
identification card, including a renewal or duplicate card, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) state the applicant's full legal name, date of birth, sex, residence address, and (i) last
four digits of the applicant's Social Security number, or (ii) certification that the applicant
has not been assigned a Social Security number;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide a description of the applicant in the same manner as required on an application
for a Minnesota driver's license;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide proof of the applicant's United States citizenship by presenting a document
included in Minnesota Rules, part 7410.0400, subpart 1, item D;
new text end

new text begin (4) state the length of residence at the applicant's current address; and
new text end

new text begin (5) present a photographic identity document described in section 200.035 or affirm
under penalty of perjury that the applicant has a religious objection to the use of a
photographic image.
new text end

new text begin (b) Applicant data, submitted pursuant to this subdivision, is private data on individuals,
as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Fee; equipment.

(a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee of $8 for each
applicationnew text begin, except for an application for a voter identification card issued pursuant to section
171.07, subdivision 3b, for which no filing fee may be charged
new text end. Except as provided in
paragraph (c), the fee shall cover all expenses involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding
to the department the applications and fees required under sections 171.02, subdivision 3;
171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and 171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a.

(b) The statutory fees and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid by
credit card or debit card. The driver's license agent may collect a convenience fee on the
statutory fees and filing fees not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or debit
card transaction. The convenience fee must be used to pay the cost of processing credit card
and debit card transactions. The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer this paragraph
using the exempt procedures of section 14.386, except that section 14.386, paragraph (b),
does not apply.

(c) The department shall maintain the photo identification equipment for all agents
appointed as of January 1, 2000. Upon the retirement, resignation, death, or discontinuance
of an existing agent, and if a new agent is appointed in an existing office pursuant to
Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and notwithstanding the above or Minnesota Rules, part
7404.0400, the department shall provide and maintain photo identification equipment without
additional cost to a newly appointed agent in that office if the office was provided the
equipment by the department before January 1, 2000. All photo identification equipment
must be compatible with standards established by the department.

(d) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county board must be paid into the
county treasury and credited to the general revenue fund of the county. An agent who is not
an employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of county employment or salary
and is considered an independent contractor for pension purposes, coverage under the
Minnesota State Retirement System, or membership in the Public Employees Retirement
Association.

(e) Before the end of the first working day following the final day of the reporting period
established by the department, the agent must forward to the department all applications
and fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in paragraph (d).

new text begin (f) The commissioner must transmit payment to the agent of $8 for each application for
a voter identification card issued pursuant to section 171.07, subdivision 3b. An agent
employed by a county board must remit the payments to the county under paragraph (d).
All other agents may retain the payments.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Voter identification cards. new text end

new text begin (a) A voter identification card must be issued to
a qualifying applicant who, on the election day next occurring after the date of issuance,
will meet the voter eligibility requirements of the Minnesota Constitution and Minnesota
Statutes, and who does not possess a current Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota
identification card.
new text end

new text begin (b) A voter identification card must bear a distinguishing number assigned to the
applicant, the applicant's full name and date of birth, the applicant's address of residence,
a description of the applicant in the same manner as provided on a Minnesota driver's license,
the date of the card's expiration, and the usual signature of the applicant. The card must bear
a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of the applicant, or, for an applicant
who has affirmed a religious objection under section 171.06, subdivision 3b, clause (5), the
card must bear the words "Valid without photograph."
new text end

new text begin (c) A voter identification card is not valid identification for any purpose other than
proving identity and residence for voting purposes.
new text end

new text begin (d) A voter identification card must be of a different color scheme than a Minnesota
driver's license or state identification card, but must incorporate the same information and
security features as provided in subdivision 9.
new text end

new text begin (e) Each voter identification card must be plainly marked: "Voter Identification Card.
Valid Identification Only for Voting."
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.07, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Identification card expiration.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this
subdivision, the expiration date of a Minnesota identification card new text beginor voter identification
card
new text endis the birthday of the applicant in the fourth year following the date of issuance of the
card.

(b) For an applicant age 65 or older:

(1) the expiration date of a Minnesota identification cardnew text begin or voter identification cardnew text end is
the birthday of the applicant in the eighth year following the date of issuance of the card;
or

(2) a noncompliant identification card is valid for the lifetime of the applicant.

(c) For the purposes of paragraph (b), "Minnesota identification card" does not include
an enhanced identification card issued to an applicant age 65 or older.

(d) The expiration date for an Under-21 identification card is the cardholder's 21st
birthday. The commissioner shall issue an identification card to a holder of an Under-21
identification card who applies for the card, pays the required fee, and presents proof of
identity and age, unless the commissioner determines that the applicant is not qualified for
the identification card.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (d), the expiration date for an identification card
issued to a person with temporary lawful status is the last day of the person's legal stay in
the United States, or one year after issuance if the last day of the person's legal stay is not
identified.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (d), a voter identification card issued pursuant to
section 171.07, subdivision 3b, to a person then or subsequently serving outside Minnesota
in active military service, as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5, in any branch or unit
of the armed forces of the United States, or the person's spouse, continues in full force and
effect without requirement for renewal until the date one year following the service member's
separation or discharge from active military service, or until the cardholder's birthday in
the fourth full year following the person's most recent card renewal or until the person's
birthday in the third full year following the renewal.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.11, is amended to read:


171.11 DUPLICATE LICENSE; CHANGE OF DOMICILE OR NAME.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duplicate driver's license. new text end

When any person, after applying for or
receiving a driver's license, shall change permanent domicile from the address named in
such application or in the license issued to the person, or shall change a name by marriage
or otherwise, such person shall, within 30 days thereafter, apply for a duplicate driver's
license upon a form furnished by the department and pay the required fee. The application
or duplicate license shall show both the licensee's old address and new address or the former
name and new name as the case may be.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duplicate voter identification card. new text end

new text begin A voter identification cardholder who
changes residence address or name from the address or name stated on the card shall not
present the card for voting purposes, but must apply for a duplicate voter identification card
upon a form furnished by the department. The application for a duplicate voter identification
card must show the cardholder's former address and current address, along with length of
residence at the current address, and the cardholder's former name and current name, as
applicable.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.14, is amended to read:


171.14 CANCELLATION.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Cancellation of driver's license. new text end

(a) The commissioner may cancel any
driver's license upon determination that (1) the licensee was not entitled to the issuance of
the license, (2) the licensee failed to give the required or correct information in the
application, (3) the licensee committed any fraud or deceit in making the application, or (4)
the person, at the time of the cancellation, would not have been entitled to receive a license
under section 171.04.

(b) The commissioner shall cancel the driver's license of a person described in paragraph
(a), clause (3), for 60 days or until the required or correct information has been provided,
whichever is longer.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Cancellation of voter identification card. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must cancel
any voter identification card issued pursuant to section 171.07, subdivision 3b, upon
determination that (1) the cardholder was not entitled to the issuance of the card, (2) the
cardholder failed to give the required or correct information in the application, (3) the
cardholder committed any fraud or deceit in making the application, or (4) the cardholder,
at the time of the cancellation, would not have been entitled to receive a voter identification
card under section 171.07, subdivision 3b.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must cancel the voter identification card issued pursuant to section
171.07, subdivision 3b, of a person described in paragraph (a) until the person completes
the application process under section 171.07, subdivision 3b, and complies in all respects
with the requirements of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must immediately notify the holder of a voter identification card
issued pursuant to section 171.07, subdivision 3b, of a cancellation of the card. Notification
must be by mail and addressed to the cardholder's last known address.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [200.035] DOCUMENTATION OF IDENTITY AND RESIDENCE.
new text end

new text begin (a) The following are sufficient proof of identity and residence for purposes of election
day voter registration under section 201.061, subdivision 3; absentee voting under sections
203B.04, 203B.07, and 203B.08; photo identification requirements under section 204C.10;
and for determining whether to count a provisional ballot under section 204C.135, subdivision
2:
new text end

new text begin (1) an unexpired driver's license, state identification card, or voter identification card
issued to the voter by the Department of Public Safety that contains the voter's photograph
and current address of residence in the precinct;
new text end

new text begin (2) a valid United States military identification card issued to the voter by the Department
of Defense that contains the voter's photograph and current address of residence in the
precinct;
new text end

new text begin (3) an unexpired identification card issued to the voter by the tribal government of a
tribe recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs that contains a photograph of the voter,
the voter's current address of residence in the precinct, and any other items of data required
to be contained on a Minnesota identification card, as provided in section 171.07, subdivision
3, paragraphs (a) and (b);
new text end

new text begin (4) an original receipt for a new, renewed, or updated driver's license, state identification
card, or voter identification card issued to the voter under section 171.07 that contains the
voter's photograph and current address of residence in the precinct. If the receipt does not
include a photograph, one of the following documents that contains a photograph of the
voter must be provided:
new text end

new text begin (i) a driver's license, identification card, or voter identification card that is expired or
does not contain the voter's current address of residence, issued to the voter by the state of
Minnesota or any other state of the United States as defined in section 645.44, subdivision
11;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a United States passport, issued to the voter;
new text end

new text begin (iii) an identification card issued by a branch, department, agency, entity, or subdivision
of Minnesota or the federal government;
new text end

new text begin (iv) an identification card issued by an accredited postsecondary institution with a campus
located within Minnesota, if a list of students from that institution has been prepared under
section 135A.17, and certified to the county auditor in the manner provided in rules of the
secretary of state; or
new text end

new text begin (v) an identification card issued to the voter by the tribal government of a tribe recognized
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
new text end

new text begin (5) one of the following documents issued to the voter that includes a photograph but
not the voter's current address of residence in the precinct:
new text end

new text begin (i) a United States passport;
new text end

new text begin (ii) an identification card issued to the voter by the tribal government of a tribe recognized
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) a valid United States military identification card;
new text end

new text begin along with one of the following documents that contains the voter's name and current address
of residence in the precinct:
new text end

new text begin (i) a home utility services bill issued within the past 12 months;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a home utility services hook-up work order issued within the past 12 months;
new text end

new text begin (iii) United States bank or financial information issued within the past 12 months, with
account numbers redacted, including a bank account statement, a credit card or debit card
statement, a brokerage account statement, or a money market account statement;
new text end

new text begin (iv) a certified transcript from a United States high school, if issued within the past 180
days;
new text end

new text begin (v) a certified transcript from a Minnesota college or university if issued within the past
180 days;
new text end

new text begin (vi) an employment pay stub issued within the past 12 months that lists the employer's
name and address;
new text end

new text begin (vii) a Minnesota unemployment insurance benefit statement issued within the past 12
months;
new text end

new text begin (viii) a statement from a housing with services establishment registered under section
144D, nursing home licensed under section 144A, or a boarding care facility licensed under
sections 144.50 to 144.56, that was issued within the past 12 months;
new text end

new text begin (ix) a current policy or card for health, automobile, homeowner's, or renter's insurance;
new text end

new text begin (x) a federal or state income tax return or statement for the most recent tax filing year;
new text end

new text begin (xi) a Minnesota property tax statement for the current or prior calendar year or a proposed
Minnesota property tax notice for the current year that shows the applicant's principal
residential address both on the mailing portion and the portion stating what property is being
taxed;
new text end

new text begin (xii) a Minnesota vehicle certificate of title;
new text end

new text begin (xiii) a filed property deed or title for current residence;
new text end

new text begin (xiv) a Supplemental Security Income award statement issued within the past 12 months;
new text end

new text begin (xv) mortgage documents for the applicant's principal residence;
new text end

new text begin (xvi) a residential lease agreement for the applicant's principal residence issued within
the past 12 months;
new text end

new text begin (xvii) an unexpired Minnesota professional license;
new text end

new text begin (xviii) an unexpired Selective Service card;
new text end

new text begin (xix) military orders that are still in effect at the time of application;
new text end

new text begin (xx) a cellular phone bill issued no more than 12 months before the application; or
new text end

new text begin (xxi) a valid license issued pursuant to the game and fish laws;
new text end

new text begin (6) if the voter is a student, a driver's license, identification card, or voter identification
card issued by Minnesota or any other state of the United States as defined in section 645.44,
subdivision 11, that contains a photograph of the voter but does not contain the voter's
current address of residence, along with a current student fee statement that contains the
student's valid address of residence in the precinct; or
new text end

new text begin (7) if the voter maintains residence in a residential facility located in the precinct, a
driver's license or identification card issued to the voter by the Department of Public Safety
that contains the voter's photograph along with a certification of residence in the facility,
signed by the facility administrator on a form prescribed by the secretary of state.
new text end

new text begin (b) The documents specified in paragraph (a) are the only documents that may be accepted
to prove identity and residence. Identification issued by counties, home rule charter or
statutory cities, towns, or school districts are not acceptable to prove identity or residence
unless explicitly authorized by paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) As used in this section, "residential facility" means transitional housing as defined
in section 256E.33, subdivision 1; a supervised living facility licensed by the commissioner
of health under section 144.50, subdivision 6; a swing bed in a hospital licensed by the
commissioner of health under sections 144.50 to 144.56; a certified boarding care home
licensed by the commissioner of health under sections 144.50 to 144.56; a nursing home as
defined in section 144A.01, subdivision 5; a residence registered with the commissioner of
health as a housing with services establishment as defined in section 144D.01, subdivision
4; an assisted living facility licensed by the commissioner of health under chapter 144G; a
boarding and lodging establishment with special services registered under section 157.17;
a setting in which home and community-based services licensed under chapter 245D are
provided; a veterans home operated by the commissioner of veterans affairs under chapter
198; a residence licensed by the commissioner of human services under chapter 245A to
provide a residential program as defined in section 245A.02, subdivision 14; a residential
facility for persons with a developmental disability licensed by the commissioner of human
services under section 252.28; an establishment providing housing support as defined in
section 256I.03, subdivision 3; a shelter for battered women as defined in section 611A.37,
subdivision 4; or a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter or dwelling designed
to provide temporary living accommodations for the homeless.
new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin [201.017] VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin (a) A voter identification card account is established in the special revenue fund. Money
in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for:
new text end

new text begin (1) reimbursing individuals for the costs of obtaining documents under paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) making payments to driver's license agents under section 171.061, subdivision 4,
paragraph (f); and
new text end

new text begin (3) providing voter identification cards to individuals qualifying under section 171.07,
subdivision 3b.
new text end

new text begin Money in the account does not cancel and is available until spent.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of public safety shall reimburse individuals for any fees required
to secure an official document or certified copy from any federal, state, or local government,
or from a court in any jurisdiction for the purpose of obtaining a voter identification card
issued pursuant to section 171.07, subdivision 3b. In order to receive reimbursement, an
applicant for a voter identification card must complete a reimbursement form approved by
the commissioner of public safety, along with documentation of the applicant's reimbursable
expenditure. The commissioner must mail payment for the reimbursable amount to an
eligible applicant at the address listed on the voter identification card.
new text end

new text begin (c) The amount available to the commissioner of public safety under paragraph (a),
clause (3), shall not exceed the actual cost of providing voter identification cards, not to
exceed $....... for each card issued.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of public safety shall report to the committee members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over elections on the total expenditures from the
account by county by January 31 of each year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Election day registration.

(a) An individual who is eligible to vote may register
on election day by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the
individual maintains residence, by completing a registration application, making an oath in
the form prescribed by the secretary of state and providing proof of new text beginidentity and new text endresidence.
An individual may prove new text beginidentity and new text endresidence for purposes of registering bydeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin presenting
documentation as permitted by section 200.035. If an individual is unable to prove identity
and residence, the individual may complete a voter registration application and cast a
provisional ballot as provided in section 204C.135.
new text end

new text begin (b) The election judge must keep separate all voter registration applications completed
by individuals unable to prove identity and residence. These voter registration applications
must be processed immediately in the manner described in section 201.121, subdivision 1.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) presenting a driver's license or Minnesota identification card issued pursuant to
section 171.07;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) presenting any document approved by the secretary of state as proper identification;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) presenting one of the following:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) a current valid student identification card from a postsecondary educational institution
in Minnesota, if a list of students from that institution has been prepared under section
135A.17 and certified to the county auditor in the manner provided in rules of the secretary
of state; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) a current student fee statement that contains the student's valid address in the precinct
together with a picture identification card; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) having a voter who is registered to vote in the precinct, or an employee employed
by and working in a residential facility in the precinct and vouching for a resident in the
facility, sign an oath in the presence of the election judge vouching that the voter or employee
personally knows that the individual is a resident of the precinct. A voter who has been
vouched for on election day may not sign a proof of residence oath vouching for any other
individual on that election day. A voter who is registered to vote in the precinct may sign
up to eight proof-of-residence oaths on any election day. This limitation does not apply to
an employee of a residential facility described in this clause. The secretary of state shall
provide a form for election judges to use in recording the number of individuals for whom
a voter signs proof-of-residence oaths on election day. The form must include space for the
maximum number of individuals for whom a voter may sign proof-of-residence oaths. For
each proof-of-residence oath, the form must include a statement that the individual: (i) is
registered to vote in the precinct or is an employee of a residential facility in the precinct,
(ii) personally knows that the voter is a resident of the precinct, and (iii) is making the
statement on oath. The form must include a space for the voter's printed name, signature,
telephone number, and address.
deleted text end

deleted text begin The oath required by this subdivision and Minnesota Rules, part 8200.9939, must be
attached to the voter registration application.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The operator of a residential facility shall prepare a list of the names of its employees
currently working in the residential facility and the address of the residential facility. The
operator shall certify the list and provide it to the appropriate county auditor no less than
20 days before each election for use in election day registration.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) "Residential facility" means transitional housing as defined in section 256E.33,
subdivision 1
; a supervised living facility licensed by the commissioner of health under
section 144.50, subdivision 6; a nursing home as defined in section 144A.01, subdivision
5
; a residence registered with the commissioner of health as a housing with services
establishment as defined in section 144D.01, subdivision 4; a veterans home operated by
the board of directors of the Minnesota Veterans Homes under chapter 198; a residence
licensed by the commissioner of human services to provide a residential program as defined
in section 245A.02, subdivision 14; a residential facility for persons with a developmental
disability licensed by the commissioner of human services under section 252.28; setting
authorized to provide housing support as defined in section 256I.03, subdivision 3; a shelter
for battered women as defined in section 611A.37, subdivision 4; or a supervised publicly
or privately operated shelter or dwelling designed to provide temporary living
accommodations for the homeless.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) For tribal band members, an individual may prove residence for purposes of
registering by:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) presenting an identification card issued by the tribal government of a tribe recognized
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior, that contains the
name, address, signature, and picture of the individual; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) presenting an identification card issued by the tribal government of a tribe recognized
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior, that contains the
name, signature, and picture of the individual and also presenting one of the documents
listed in Minnesota Rules, part 8200.5100, subpart 2, item B.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A county, school district, or municipality may require that an election judge
responsible for election day registration initial each completed registration application.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.221, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Procedures for polling place rosters.

The secretary of state shall prescribe
the form of paper polling place rosters that include the voter's name, address, date of birth,
school district number, and space for the voter's signature. An electronic roster and the voter
signature certificate together must include the same information as a paper polling place
roster. new text beginThe address listed on the polling place roster must be the voter's address of residence,
unless the voter has requested that the address printed on the roster be the voter's mailing
address because the voter is a judge or a law enforcement or corrections officer, or the voter
participates in the Safe at Home program as provided in chapter 5B.
new text endThe secretary of state
may prescribe additional election-related information to be placed on the polling place
rosters on an experimental basis for one state primary and general election cycle; the same
information may not be placed on the polling place roster for a second state primary and
general election cycle unless specified in this subdivision. The polling place roster must be
used to indicate whether the voter has voted in a given election. The secretary of state shall
prescribe procedures for transporting the polling place rosters to the election judges for use
on election day. The secretary of state shall prescribe the form for a county or municipality
to request the date of birth from currently registered voters. The county or municipality
shall not request the date of birth from currently registered voters by any communication
other than the prescribed form and the form must clearly indicate that a currently registered
voter does not lose registration status by failing to provide the date of birth. In accordance
with section 204B.40, the county auditor shall retain the prescribed polling place rosters
used on the date of election for 22 months following the election.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application procedures.

(a) Except as otherwise allowed by subdivision
2 or by section 203B.11, subdivision 4, an application for absentee ballots for any election
may be submitted at any time not less than one day before the day of that election. The
county auditor shall prepare absentee ballot application forms in the format provided by the
secretary of state and shall furnish them to any person on request. By January 1 of each
even-numbered year, the secretary of state shall make the forms to be used available to
auditors through electronic means. An application submitted pursuant to this subdivision
shall be in writing. An application may be submitted in person, by electronic facsimile
device, by electronic mail, or by mail to:

(1) the county auditor of the county where the applicant maintains residence; or

(2) the municipal clerk of the municipality, or school district if applicable, where the
applicant maintains residence.

For a federal, state, or county election, an absentee ballot application may alternatively be
submitted electronically through a secure website that shall be maintained by the secretary
of state for this purpose. Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the secretary of state must require
applicants using the website to submit the applicant's e-mail address and verifiable Minnesota
driver's license number, Minnesota state identification card numbernew text begin, voter identification
card number
new text end, or the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number.

An application submitted electronically under this paragraph may only be transmitted to
the county auditor for processing if the secretary of state has verified the application
information matches the information in a government database associated with the applicant's
driver's license number, state identification card numbernew text begin, voter identification card numbernew text end,
or Social Security number. The secretary of state must review all unverifiable applications
for evidence of suspicious activity and must forward any such application to an appropriate
law enforcement agency for investigation.

(b) An application shall be approved if it is timely received, signed and dated by the
applicant, contains the applicant's name and residence and mailing addresses, date of birth,
and at least one of the following:

(1) the applicant's Minnesota driver's license number;

(2) Minnesota state identification card number;

(3) new text beginvoter identification card number;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endthe last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number; or

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text enda statement that the applicant does not have any of these numbers.

(c) To be approved, the application must contain an oath that the information contained
on the form is accurate, that the applicant is applying on the applicant's own behalf, and
that the applicant is signing the form under penalty of perjury.

new text begin (d) Prior to approval, the county auditor or municipal clerk must verify that the Minnesota
driver's license number, state identification card number, voter identification card number,
or the last four digits of the Social Security number submitted by an applicant is valid and
assigned to that applicant. If a driver's license, identification card number, voter identification
card number, or the last four digits of a Social Security number is invalid or not assigned
to the applicant, the county auditor or municipal clerk must reject the application.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endAn applicant's full date of birth, Minnesota driver's license or state identification
number, and the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number must not be made
available for public inspection. An application may be submitted to the county auditor or
municipal clerk by an electronic facsimile device. An application mailed or returned in
person to the county auditor or municipal clerk on behalf of a voter by a person other than
the voter must be deposited in the mail or returned in person to the county auditor or
municipal clerk within ten days after it has been dated by the voter and no later than six
days before the election. The absentee ballot applications or a list of persons applying for
an absentee ballot may not be made available for public inspection until the close of voting
on election day, except as authorized in section 203B.12.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end An application under this subdivision may contain an application under subdivision
5 to automatically receive an absentee ballot application.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.04, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Registration at time of application.

An eligible voter who is not registered
to vote but who is otherwise eligible to vote by absentee ballot may register by including a
completed voter registration application with the absentee ballot. The individual shall present
proof of new text beginidentity and new text endresidence as required by section deleted text begin201.061, subdivision 3deleted text endnew text begin 200.035new text end, to
the individual who witnesses the marking of the absentee ballotsnew text begin or execute an affidavit
described in section 203B.08, subdivision 1, paragraph (c)
new text end. A military voter, as defined in
section 203B.01, may register in this manner if voting pursuant to sections 203B.04 to
203B.15, or may register pursuant to sections 203B.16 to 203B.27.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Eligibility certificate.

new text begin(a) new text endA certificate of eligibility to vote by absentee ballot
shall be printed on the back of the deleted text beginreturndeleted text end new text beginsignature new text endenvelope. The certificate shall contain
space for the voter's Minnesota driver's license number, state identification number, new text beginvoter
identification card number,
new text endor the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number, or
to indicate that the voter does not have one of these numbers. The space must be designed
to ensure that the voter provides the same type of identification as provided on the voter's
absentee ballot application for purposes of comparison. The certificate must also contain a
statement to be signed and sworn by the voter indicating that the voter meets all of the
requirements established by law for voting by absentee ballotdeleted text begin anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endnew text beginThe certificate must include a new text endspace for deleted text begina statementdeleted text end new text beginan oath new text endsigned by a deleted text beginperson who
is registered to vote in Minnesota or by a notary public or other individual authorized to
administer oaths
deleted text end new text beginwitness new text endstating that:

(1) the new text beginunmarked new text endballots were displayed to deleted text beginthat individual unmarkeddeleted text endnew text begin the witnessnew text end;

(2) the voter marked the ballots in deleted text beginthat individual'sdeleted text end new text beginthe witness's new text endpresence without showing
how they were marked, or, if the voter was physically unable to mark them, that the voter
directed another individual to mark them; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) deleted text beginif the voter was not previously registered,deleted text end the voter has deleted text beginprovideddeleted text end new text beginshown to the witness
new text end proof of new text beginidentity and new text endresidence as required by section deleted text begin201.061, subdivision 3deleted text endnew text begin 200.035 or
executed an affidavit described in section 203B.08, subdivision 1, paragraph (c). If the voter
presented documentation of proof of identity and residence, the witness must also indicate
the document or documents presented to prove identity and residence
new text enddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the witness is registered to vote in Minnesota, is a notary public, or is an individual
authorized to administer oaths. The witness must include the witness's driver's license
number, identification card number, voter identification card number, the last four digits of
the applicant's Social Security number, or a statement that the witness does not have any of
these numbers.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.08, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Marking and return by voter.

new text begin(a) new text endAn eligible voter who receives absentee
ballots as provided in this chapter shall mark them in the manner specified in the directions
for casting the absentee ballots.

new text begin (b) The voter must present proof of identity and residence as described in section 200.035
to the individual who witnesses the marking of the absentee ballots or execute an affidavit
described in paragraph (c). If the voter presented documentation of proof of identity and
residence, the witness must record the type of document that was presented on the witness
certificate described in section 203B.27, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (c) If the voter attempted to procure proof of identity and residence to satisfy the
requirements of section 200.035 but was unable to do so, the voter may execute a sworn
affidavit, under the penalty of perjury, that states:
new text end

new text begin (1) the voter completing the affidavit is the voter that marked the ballot;
new text end

new text begin (2) the voter is eligible to vote, has not voted previously in the same election, and meets
the criteria for registering to vote in the precinct where the voter is voting;
new text end

new text begin (3) the voter attempted to procure proof of identity and residence but was unable to do
so, and provide an explanation of the reason that the voter was unable to procure the
necessary proof; and
new text end

new text begin (4) that the information on the affidavit is true and accurate.
new text end

new text begin The affidavit must be signed in the presence of the witness.
new text end

new text begin (d)new text end The return envelope containing marked ballots may be mailed as provided in the
directions for casting the absentee ballots or may be left with the county auditor or municipal
clerk who transmitted the absentee ballots to the voter. If delivered in person, the return
envelope must be submitted to the county auditor or municipal clerk by 3:00 p.m. on election
day.

new text begin (e) new text endThe voter may designate an agent to deliver in person the sealed absentee ballot
return envelope to the county auditor or municipal clerk or to deposit the return envelope
in the mail. An agent may deliver or mail the return envelopes of not more than three voters
in any election. Any person designated as an agent who tampers with either the return
envelope or the voted ballots or does not immediately mail or deliver the return envelope
to the county auditor or municipal clerk is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.121, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Duties of ballot board; absentee ballots.

(a) The members of the ballot board
shall take possession of all return envelopes delivered to them in accordance with section
203B.08. Upon receipt from the county auditor, municipal clerk, or school district clerk,
two or more members of the ballot board shall examine each return envelope and shall mark
it accepted or rejected in the manner provided in this subdivision. Election judges performing
the duties in this section must be of different major political parties, unless they are exempt
from that requirement under section 205.075, subdivision 4, or section 205A.10, subdivision
2
.

(b) The members of the ballot board shall mark the return envelope "Accepted" and
initial or sign the return envelope below the word "Accepted" if a majority of the members
of the ballot board examining the envelope are satisfied that:

(1) the voter's name and address on the return envelope are the same as the information
provided on the absentee ballot application;

(2) the voter signed the certification on the envelope;

(3) the voter's Minnesota driver's license, state identification number, new text beginvoter identification
card number,
new text endor the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number are the same as a
number on the voter's absentee ballot application or voter record. If the number does not
match, the election judges must compare the signature provided by the applicant to determine
whether the ballots were returned by the same person to whom they were transmitted;

(4) the voter is registered and eligible to vote in the precinct or has included a properly
completed voter registration application in the return envelope;

(5) new text beginthe portion of the certificate completed by a witness as required by section 203B.07,
subdivision 3, paragraph (b), is completed and the document or documents listed that were
used to prove identity and residence are documents authorized by section 200.035;
new text end

new text begin (6) new text endthe certificate has been completed as prescribed in the directions for casting an
absentee ballot; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end the voter has not already voted at that election, either in person or, if it is after
the close of business on the seventh day before the election, by absentee ballot.

The return envelope from accepted ballots must be preserved and returned to the county
auditor.

(c)(1) If a majority of the members of the ballot board examining a return envelope find
that an absentee voter has failed to meet one of the requirements provided in paragraph (b),
they shall mark the return envelope "Rejected," initial or sign it below the word "Rejected,"
list the reason for the rejection on the envelope, and return it to the county auditor. There
is no other reason for rejecting an absentee ballot beyond those permitted by this section.
Failure to place the ballot within the security envelope before placing it in the outer white
envelope is not a reason to reject an absentee ballot.

(2) If an envelope has been rejected at least five days before the election, the envelope
must remain sealed and the official in charge of the ballot board shall provide the voter with
a replacement absentee ballot and return envelope in place of the rejected ballot.

(3) If an envelope is rejected within five days of the election, the envelope must remain
sealed and the official in charge of the ballot board must attempt to contact the voter by
telephone or e-mail to notify the voter that the voter's ballot has been rejected. The official
must document the attempts made to contact the voter.

(d) The official in charge of the absentee ballot board must mail the voter a written notice
of absentee ballot rejection between six and ten weeks following the election. If the official
determines that the voter has otherwise cast a ballot in the election, no notice is required.
If an absentee ballot arrives after the deadline for submission provided by this chapter, the
notice must be provided between six to ten weeks after receipt of the ballot. A notice of
absentee ballot rejection must contain the following information:

(1) the date on which the absentee ballot was rejected or, if the ballot was received after
the required deadline for submission, the date on which the ballot was received;

(2) the reason for rejection; and

(3) the name of the appropriate election official to whom the voter may direct further
questions, along with appropriate contact information.

(e) An absentee ballot return envelope marked "Rejected" may not be opened or subject
to further review except in an election contest filed pursuant to chapter 209.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.45, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Procedure.

new text beginMail balloting must be conducted as provided in this section and
Minnesota Rules, part 8210.3000.
new text end Notice of the election and the special mail procedure
must be given at least ten weeks prior to the election. Not more than 46 days nor later than
14 days before a regularly scheduled election and not more than 30 days nor later than 14
days before any other election, the auditor shall mail ballots by nonforwardable mail to all
voters registered in the city, town, or unorganized territory. No later than 14 days before
the election, the auditor must make a subsequent mailing of ballots to those voters who
register to vote after the initial mailing but before the 20th day before the election. Eligible
voters not registered at the time the ballots are mailed may apply for ballots as provided in
chapter 203B. Ballot return envelopes, with return postage provided, must be preaddressed
to the auditor or clerk and the voter may return the ballot by mail or in person to the office
of the auditor or clerk. new text beginThe voter must present proof of identity and residence to the voter's
witness in the same manner required by section 203B.08, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and
(c). In addition to the information required by Minnesota Rules, part 8210.3000, the signature
envelope must include the witness oath prescribed by section 203B.07, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b).
new text endThe auditor or clerk must appoint a ballot board to examine the mail and
absentee ballot return envelopes and mark them "accepted" or "rejected" within three days
of receipt if there are 14 or fewer days before election day, or within five days of receipt if
there are more than 14 days before election day. The board may consist of deputy county
auditors or deputy municipal clerks who have received training in the processing and counting
of mail ballots, who need not be affiliated with a major political party. Election judges
performing the duties in this section must be of different major political parties, unless they
are exempt from that requirement under section 205.075, subdivision 4, or section 205A.10.
If an envelope has been rejected at least five days before the election, the ballots in the
envelope must remain sealed and the auditor or clerk shall provide the voter with a
replacement ballot and return envelope in place of the spoiled ballot. If the ballot is rejected
within five days of the election, the envelope must remain sealed and the official in charge
of the ballot board must attempt to contact the voter by telephone or e-mail to notify the
voter that the voter's ballot has been rejected. The official must document the attempts made
to contact the voter.

If the ballot is accepted, the county auditor or municipal clerk must mark the roster to
indicate that the voter has already cast a ballot in that election. After the close of business
on the seventh day before the election, the ballots from return envelopes marked "Accepted"
may be opened, duplicated as needed in the manner provided by section 206.86, subdivision
5, initialed by the members of the ballot board, and deposited in the ballot box.

In all other respects, the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law governing deposit
and counting of ballots apply.

The mail and absentee ballots for a precinct must be counted together and reported as
one vote total. No vote totals from mail or absentee ballots may be made public before the
close of voting on election day.

The costs of the mailing shall be paid by the election jurisdiction in which the voter
resides. Any ballot received by 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election must be counted.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.46, is amended to read:


204B.46 MAIL ELECTIONS; QUESTIONS.

A county, municipality, or school district submitting questions to the voters at a special
election may conduct an election by mail with no polling place other than the office of the
auditor or clerk. No offices may be voted on at a mail election. new text beginMail balloting must be
conducted as provided in this section and Minnesota Rules, part 8210.3000.
new text end Notice of the
election must be given to the county auditor at least 74 days prior to the election. This notice
shall also fulfill the requirements of Minnesota Rules, part 8210.3000. The special mail
ballot procedures must be posted at least six weeks prior to the election. Not more than 46
nor later than 14 days prior to the election, the auditor or clerk shall mail ballots by
nonforwardable mail to all voters registered in the county, municipality, or school district.
No later than 14 days before the election, the auditor or clerk must make a subsequent
mailing of ballots to those voters who register to vote after the initial mailing but before the
20th day before the election. Eligible voters not registered at the time the ballots are mailed
may apply for ballots pursuant to chapter 203B. new text beginThe voter must present proof of identity
and residence to the voter's witness in the same manner required by section 203B.08,
subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c). In addition to the information required by Minnesota
Rules, part 8210.3000, the signature envelope must include the witness oath prescribed by
section 203B.07, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).
new text endThe auditor or clerk must appoint a ballot
board to examine the mail and absentee ballot return envelopes and mark them "Accepted"
or "Rejected" within three days of receipt if there are 14 or fewer days before election day,
or within five days of receipt if there are more than 14 days before election day. The board
may consist of deputy county auditors, deputy municipal clerks, or deputy school district
clerks who have received training in the processing and counting of mail ballots, who need
not be affiliated with a major political party. Election judges performing the duties in this
section must be of different major political parties, unless they are exempt from that
requirement under section 205.075, subdivision 4, or section 205A.10. If an envelope has
been rejected at least five days before the election, the ballots in the envelope must remain
sealed and the auditor or clerk must provide the voter with a replacement ballot and return
envelope in place of the spoiled ballot. If the ballot is rejected within five days of the election,
the envelope must remain sealed and the official in charge of the ballot board must attempt
to contact the voter by telephone or e-mail to notify the voter that the voter's ballot has been
rejected. The official must document the attempts made to contact the voter.

If the ballot is accepted, the county auditor or municipal clerk must mark the roster to
indicate that the voter has already cast a ballot in that election. After the close of business
on the seventh day before the election, the ballots from return envelopes marked "Accepted"
may be opened, duplicated as needed in the manner provided by section 206.86, subdivision
5, initialed by the ballot board, and deposited in the appropriate ballot box.

In all other respects, the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law governing deposit
and counting of ballots apply.

The mail and absentee ballots for a precinct must be counted together and reported as
one vote total. No vote totals from ballots may be made public before the close of voting
on election day.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.08, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:


Subd. 1d.

Voter's Bill of Rights.

The county auditor shall prepare and provide to each
polling place sufficient copies of a poster setting forth the Voter's Bill of Rights as set forth
in this section. Before the hours of voting are scheduled to begin, the election judges shall
post it in a conspicuous location or locations in the polling place. The Voter's Bill of Rights
is as follows:

"VOTER'S BILL OF RIGHTS

For all persons residing in this state who meet federal voting eligibility requirements:

(1) You have the right to be absent from work for the purpose of voting in a state, federal,
or regularly scheduled election without reduction to your pay, personal leave, or vacation
time on election day for the time necessary to appear at your polling place, cast a ballot,
and return to work.

(2) If you are in line at your polling place any time before 8:00 p.m., you have the right
to vote.

(3) If you can provide the required proof of new text beginidentity and new text endresidence, you have the right
to register to vote and to vote on election day.

new text begin (4) If you cannot provide the required proof of identity and residence, you have the right
to register to vote and cast a provisional ballot.
new text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end If you are unable to sign your name, you have the right to orally confirm your
identity with an election judge and to direct another person to sign your name for you.

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end You have the right to request special assistance when voting.

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end If you need assistance, you may be accompanied into the voting booth by a person
of your choice, except by an agent of your employer or union or a candidate.

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end You have the right to bring your minor children into the polling place and into
the voting booth with you.

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end If you have been convicted of a felony but your felony sentence has expired (been
completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence, you have the right to vote.

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end If you are under a guardianship, you have the right to vote, unless the court
order revokes your right to vote.

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end You have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence
your vote.

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end If you make a mistake or spoil your ballot before it is submitted, you have the
right to receive a replacement ballot and vote.

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end You have the right to file a written complaint at your polling place if you are
dissatisfied with the way an election is being run.

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end You have the right to take a sample ballot into the voting booth with you.

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end You have the right to take a copy of this Voter's Bill of Rights into the voting
booth with you."

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.10, is amended to read:


204C.10 POLLING PLACE ROSTER; VOTER SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE;
VOTER RECEIPT.

(a) An individual seeking to vote shall sign a polling place roster or voter signature
certificate which states that the individual is at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United
States, has resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election, maintains
residence at the address shown, is not under a guardianship in which the court order revokes
the individual's right to vote, has not been found by a court of law to be legally incompetent
to vote or has the right to vote because, if the individual was convicted of a felony, the
felony sentence has expired or been completed or the individual has been discharged from
the sentence, is registered and has not already voted in the election. The roster must also
state: "I understand that deliberately providing false information is a felony punishable by
not more than five years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $10,000, or both."

(b) At the presidential nomination primary, the polling place roster must also state: "I
am in general agreement with the principles of the party for whose candidate I intend to
vote." This statement must appear separately from the statements required in paragraph (a).
The felony penalty provided for in paragraph (a) does not apply to this paragraph.

(c) deleted text beginA judge may,deleted text end Before the applicant signs the roster or voter signature certificate, new text begina
judge must (1) require the voter to present proof of identity and residence as described in
section 200.035; and (2)
new text endconfirm the applicant's name, address, and date of birth.new text begin An applicant
who does not present proof of identity and residence as required by section 200.035 must
not sign the polling place roster or a voter signature certificate, but must be allowed to cast
a provisional ballot as provided in section 204C.135.
new text end

(d) After the applicant signs the roster or voter signature certificate, the judge shall give
the applicant a voter's receipt. The voter shall deliver the voter's receipt to the judge in
charge of ballots as proof of the voter's right to vote, and thereupon the judge shall hand to
the voter the ballot. The voters' receipts must be maintained during the time for notice of
filing an election contest.

(e) Whenever a challenged status appears on the polling place roster, an election judge
must ensure that the challenge is concealed or hidden from the view of any voter other than
the voter whose status is challenged.

Sec. 26.

new text begin [204C.135] PROVISIONAL BALLOTS; PROOF OF IDENTITY AND
RESIDENCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Casting of provisional ballots. new text end

new text begin (a) A voter who is unable to provide
proper proof of identity and residence as required by section 201.061, subdivision 3, or
204C.10, is entitled to cast a provisional ballot in the manner provided by this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) A voter seeking to vote a provisional ballot under this section must complete a
provisional ballot envelope and sign a provisional ballot roster or voter signature certificate
for a provisional ballot. The envelope must contain a space for the voter to list the voter's
name, address of residence, date of birth, and any other information prescribed by the
secretary of state. The voter must also swear or affirm, in writing, that the voter is eligible
to vote, has not voted previously in the same election, and meets the criteria for registering
to vote in the precinct in which the voter appears. Once the voter has completed the
provisional ballot envelope, the voter must be allowed to cast a provisional ballot. The
provisional ballot must be the same as the official ballot available in the precinct on election
day. A completed provisional ballot must be sealed in a secrecy envelope. The secrecy
envelope must be sealed inside the voter's provisional ballot envelope and deposited by the
voter in a secure, sealed, provisional ballot box. Completed provisional ballots must not be
combined with other voted ballots in the polling place.
new text end

new text begin (c) An election judge must inform the voter on the process to follow to prove residence
and identity during the seven days following the election. The election judge must inform
the voter of the location of the county auditor or municipal clerk responsible for accepting
or rejecting provisional ballots and the hours the auditor or clerk is open for business during
the week following the election.
new text end

new text begin (d) The form of the secrecy and provisional ballot envelopes must be prescribed by the
secretary of state. The provisional ballot envelope must be a color other than that provided
for absentee ballot envelopes. The envelope must be prominently labeled "Provisional Ballot
Envelope."
new text end

new text begin (e) Provisional ballots and related documentation must be delivered to and securely
maintained by the county auditor or municipal clerk in the same manner as required for
other election materials under sections 204C.27 to 204C.28.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Accepting or rejecting provisional ballots. new text end

new text begin (a) A voter who casts a provisional
ballot in the polling place may personally appear before the county auditor or municipal
clerk no later than seven calendar days following the election to prove that the voter's
provisional ballot should be counted. The county auditor's office and the city clerk's office
must be open for approving provisional ballots on the Saturday following the election for
the hours prescribed in section 203B.085.
new text end

new text begin (b) The county auditor or municipal clerk must accept a provisional ballot if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the statewide voter registration system indicates that the voter is registered and is
eligible to vote or, if challenged, the county auditor or municipal clerk does not, based upon
available records and any documentation presented by the voter, conclude that the voter is
ineligible;
new text end

new text begin (2) the voter presents proof of identity and residence in the precinct in the manner
permitted by section 200.035 or executes an affidavit described in paragraph (c); and
new text end

new text begin (3) the data on the identity and residence document presented by the voter matches the
data provided by the voter on the provisional ballot envelope.
new text end

new text begin (c) A voter that attempted to procure proof of identity and residence to satisfy the
requirements of section 200.035 but was unable to do so, may execute a sworn affidavit,
under the penalty of perjury, that states:
new text end

new text begin (1) the voter is the same voter who cast the provisional ballot;
new text end

new text begin (2) the voter is eligible to vote, has not voted previously in the same election, and meets
the criteria for registering to vote in the precinct where the voter cast the provisional ballot;
new text end

new text begin (3) the voter attempted to procure proof of identity and residence but was unable to do
so, and provide an explanation of the reason that the voter was unable to procure the
necessary proof; and
new text end

new text begin (4) that the information on the affidavit is true and accurate.
new text end

new text begin The affidavit must be signed in the presence of the county auditor or municipal clerk.
new text end

new text begin (d) If a voter registered on election day without proper proof of identity and residence
and the voter registration application that was completed on election day has not yet been
processed at the time the voter appears to prove identity and residence, the voter must be
allowed to provide proof of identity and residence in the manner described by this section.
If the criteria in paragraph (b) are satisfied except that the voter is not yet registered, the
county auditor or municipal clerk must set the ballot aside until the voter registration
application is processed. Once the voter registration application is processed, if the voter is
registered to vote, the ballot must be accepted as provided in paragraph (e). If a voter is not
registered to vote, the ballot must be rejected.
new text end

new text begin (e) If the voter's ballot is accepted, the county auditor or municipal clerk must remove
the ballot from the provisional ballot box, mark the provisional ballot envelope "accepted"
and initial or sign the provisional ballot envelope below the word "accepted." All accepted
provisional ballot envelopes must be kept together in a secure location. Provisional ballot
envelopes must only be opened as provided in subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (f) A county auditor or municipal clerk must not accept or count a provisional ballot if
the voter does not appear before the county auditor or municipal clerk within seven calendar
days following the election or if the voter does not satisfy the requirements of paragraph
(a).
new text end

new text begin (g) The county auditor or municipal clerk must notify, in writing, any voter who cast a
provisional ballot and who does not appear within seven calendar days of the election that
the voter's provisional ballot was not counted because of the voter's failure to appear before
the county auditor or municipal clerk within the time permitted by law to determine whether
the provisional ballot should be counted.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Provisional ballots; reconciliation; counting. new text end

new text begin (a) At the close of business for
the county auditor's or municipal clerk's office on the seventh day after the election, but
prior to counting any provisional ballots in the final vote totals from a precinct, the county
auditor or municipal clerk must determine whether the number of signatures appearing on
the provisional ballot roster or number of voter signature certificates for provisional ballots
from that precinct is equal to the number of provisional ballots submitted by voters in the
precinct on election day. If there are excess ballots, ballots must be randomly withdrawn
from the accepted provisional ballot envelopes in the manner required by section 204C.20,
subdivision 2. Any discrepancy must be resolved before the provisional ballots from the
precinct may be counted.
new text end

new text begin (b) After the ballots are reconciled pursuant to paragraph (a), the county auditor or
municipal clerk must open the accepted provisional ballot envelopes and deposit them in
the appropriate ballot box. The accepted and deposited provisional ballots must be included
in the final certified results from the precinct.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.32, is amended to read:


204C.32 CANVASS OF STATE PRIMARIES.

Subdivision 1.

County canvass.

The county canvassing board shall meet at the county
auditor's office on deleted text begineither the second or thirddeleted text endnew text begin the eighthnew text end day following the state primary.
After taking the oath of office, the canvassing board shall publicly canvass the election
returns delivered to the county auditor. The board shall complete the canvass by the deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin
eighth
new text end day following the state primary and shall promptly prepare and file with the county
auditor a report that states:

(a) the number of individuals voting at the election in the county, and in each precinct;

(b) the number of individuals registering to vote on election day and the number of
individuals registered before election day in each precinct;

(c) for each major political party, the names of the candidates running for each partisan
office and the number of votes received by each candidate in the county and in each precinct;

(d) the names of the candidates of each major political party who are nominated; and

(e) the number of votes received by each of the candidates for nonpartisan office in each
precinct in the county and the names of the candidates nominated for nonpartisan office.

Upon completion of the canvass, the county auditor shall mail or deliver a notice of
nomination to each nominee for county office voted for only in that county. The county
auditor shall transmit one of the certified copies of the county canvassing board report for
state and federal offices to the secretary of state by express mail or similar service
immediately upon conclusion of the county canvass. The secretary of state shall mail a
notice of nomination to each nominee for state or federal office.

Subd. 2.

State canvass.

The State Canvassing Board shall meet at a public meeting
space located in the Capitol complex area deleted text beginsevendeleted text endnew text begin 14new text end days after the state primary to canvass
the certified copies of the county canvassing board reports received from the county auditors.
Immediately after the canvassing board declares the results, the secretary of state shall
certify the names of the nominees to the county auditors. The secretary of state shall mail
to each nominee a notice of nomination.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.33, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

County canvass.

The county canvassing board shall meet at the county
auditor's office between the deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin eighthnew text end and deleted text begintenthdeleted text endnew text begin 14thnew text end days following the state general
election. After taking the oath of office, the board shall promptly and publicly canvass the
general election returns delivered to the county auditor. Upon completion of the canvass,
the board shall promptly prepare and file with the county auditor a report which states:

(a) the number of individuals voting at the election in the county and in each precinct;

(b) the number of individuals registering to vote on election day and the number of
individuals registered before election day in each precinct;

(c) the names of the candidates for each office and the number of votes received by each
candidate in the county and in each precinct;

(d) the number of votes counted for and against a proposed change of county lines or
county seat; and

(e) the number of votes counted for and against a constitutional amendment or other
question in the county and in each precinct.

The result of write-in votes cast on the general election ballots must be compiled by the
county auditor before the county canvass, except that write-in votes for a candidate for
federal, state, or county office must not be counted unless the candidate has timely filed a
request under section 204B.09, subdivision 3. The county auditor shall arrange for each
municipality to provide an adequate number of election judges to perform this duty or the
county auditor may appoint additional election judges for this purpose. The county auditor
may open the envelopes or containers in which the voted ballots have been sealed in order
to count and record the write-in votes and must reseal the voted ballots at the conclusion of
this process. The county auditor must prepare a separate report of votes received by precinct
for write-in candidates for federal, state, and county offices who have requested under
section 204B.09 that votes for those candidates be tallied.

Upon completion of the canvass, the county canvassing board shall declare the candidate
duly elected who received the highest number of votes for each county and state office voted
for only within the county. The county auditor shall transmit a certified copy of the county
canvassing board report for state and federal offices to the secretary of state by messenger,
express mail, or similar service immediately upon conclusion of the county canvass.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.37, is amended to read:


204C.37 COUNTY CANVASS; RETURN OF REPORTS TO SECRETARY OF
STATE.

A copy of the report required by sections 204C.32, subdivision 1, and 204C.33,
subdivision 1
, shall be certified under the official seal of the county auditor. The copy shall
be enclosed in an envelope addressed to the secretary of state, with the county auditor's
name and official address and the words "Election Returns" endorsed on the envelope. The
copy of the canvassing board report must be sent by express mail or delivered to the secretary
of state. If the copy is not received by the secretary of state within ten days following deleted text beginthe
applicable election
deleted text endnew text begin a primary election, or within 15 days following a general electionnew text end, the
secretary of state shall immediately notify the county auditor, who shall deliver another
copy to the secretary of state by special messenger.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 205.065, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Results.

The municipal primary shall be conducted and the returns made in the
manner provided for the state primary so far as practicable. deleted text beginThe canvass may be conducted
on either the second or third day after the primary.
deleted text end

The governing body of the municipality shall canvass the returnsnew text begin on the eighth day after
the primary
new text end, and the two candidates for each office who receive the highest number of votes,
or a number of candidates equal to twice the number of individuals to be elected to the
office, who receive the highest number of votes, shall be the nominees for the office named.
Their names shall be certified to the municipal clerk who shall place them on the municipal
general election ballot without partisan designation and without payment of an additional
fee.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 205.185, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Canvass of returns, certificate of election, ballots, disposition.

(a) Between
the deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin eighthnew text end and deleted text begintenthdeleted text endnew text begin 15thnew text end days after an election, the governing body of a city conducting
any election including a special municipal election, or the governing body of a town
conducting the general election in November shall act as the canvassing board, canvass the
returns, and declare the results of the election. The governing body of a town conducting
the general election in March shall act as the canvassing board, canvass the returns, and
declare the results of the election deleted text beginwithin two daysdeleted text end new text beginon the eighth daynew text end after an election.

(b) After the time for contesting elections has passed, the municipal clerk shall issue a
certificate of election to each successful candidate. In case of a contest, the certificate shall
not be issued until the outcome of the contest has been determined by the proper court.

(c) In case of a tie vote, the canvassing board having jurisdiction over the municipality
shall determine the result by lot. The clerk of the canvassing board shall certify the results
of the election to the county auditor, and the clerk shall be the final custodian of the ballots
and the returns of the election.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 205A.03, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Results.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The school district primary must be conducted and the returns
made in the manner provided for the state primary as far as practicable. deleted text beginIf the primary is
conducted:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) only within that school district, a canvass may be conducted on either the second or
third day after the primary; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) in conjunction with the state primary, the canvass must be conducted on the third
day after the primary, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b).
deleted text end

new text begin On the eighth day after the primary, new text endthe school board of the school district shall canvass
the returns, and the two candidates for each specified school board position who receive
the highest number of votes, or a number of candidates equal to twice the number of
individuals to be elected to at-large school board positions who receive the highest number
of votes, are the nominees for the office named. Their names must be certified to the school
district clerk who shall place them on the school district general election ballot without
partisan designation and without payment of an additional fee.

deleted text begin (b) Following a school district primary as described in paragraph (a), clause (2), a canvass
may be conducted on the second day after the primary if the county auditor of each county
in which the school district is located agrees to administratively review the school district's
primary voting statistics for accuracy and completeness within a time that permits the canvass
to be conducted on that day.
deleted text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 205A.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Canvass of returns, certificate of election, ballots, disposition.

Between the
deleted text begin thirddeleted text endnew text begin eighthnew text end and deleted text begintenthdeleted text endnew text begin 14thnew text end days after a school district election other than a recount of a
special election conducted under section 126C.17, subdivision 9, or 475.59, the school board
shall canvass the returns and declare the results of the election. After the time for contesting
elections has passed, the school district clerk shall issue a certificate of election to each
successful candidate. If there is a contest, the certificate of election to that office must not
be issued until the outcome of the contest has been determined by the proper court. If there
is a tie vote, the school board shall determine the result by lot. The clerk shall deliver the
certificate of election to the successful candidate by personal service or certified mail. The
successful candidate shall file an acceptance and oath of office in writing with the clerk
within 30 days of the date of mailing or personal service. A person who fails to qualify prior
to the time specified shall be deemed to have refused to serve, but that filing may be made
at any time before action to fill the vacancy has been taken. The school district clerk shall
certify the results of the election to the county auditor, and the clerk shall be the final
custodian of the ballots and the returns of the election.

A school district canvassing board shall perform the duties of the school board according
to the requirements of this subdivision for a recount of a special election conducted under
section 126C.17, subdivision 9, or 475.59.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256E.22, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation of trust fund.

A children's trust fund for the prevention of child
abuse is established as an account in the state treasury. The commissioner of management
and budget shall credit to the trust fund all amounts received under sections 144.226,
deleted text begin subdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionsnew text end 3new text begin and 8, paragraph (c)new text end, and 256E.26, and shall ensure that trust
fund money is invested under section 11A.25. All money earned by the trust fund must be
credited to the trust fund. The trust fund earns its proportionate share of the total annual
state investment income.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 35.

new text begin [357.43] DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VOTER IDENTIFICATION
CARD.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, no fee shall be charged by the courts
for a certified copy of a court order, decree, record, or other document if the applicant attests
that the record is needed to obtain a voter identification card issued pursuant to section
171.07, subdivision 3b.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginPUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.
new text end

new text begin The secretary of state must contract with a vendor for the production and implementation
of a statewide public educational campaign related to the voter identification requirements
of this article. The campaign must inform voters of the requirements for identification when
voting, methods of securing sufficient identification, including securing a free voter
identification card if necessary, and the process for provisional balloting for voters unable
to meet the identification requirements on election day. The secretary of state may consult
with the vendor in coordinating material related to the campaign, but the secretary, the
secretary's staff, and any other documents or materials promoting the Office of the Secretary
of State may not appear visually or audibly in any advertising or promotional items
disseminated by the vendor as part of the public education campaign.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginPROPOSED LEGISLATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) By January 15, 2022, the secretary of state must report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over elections on proposed
legislation to amend matters currently contained in administrative rules as necessary to
implement this act. To the greatest extent practical, this proposed legislation must propose
codifying into law matters that otherwise would be adopted through the administrative
rulemaking process.
new text end

new text begin (b) To the extent that codifying matters into law is not practical, the proposed legislation
must direct, by law, specific changes to be made in administrative rules so that no
interpretation of the law by the secretary of state would be necessary, and use of the good
cause rulemaking exemption in Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, would be appropriate
if the legislature authorizes use of this process.
new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this section grants rulemaking authority to the secretary of state.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginVOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD TRAINING FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE
AGENTS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety must provide training for driver's license agents on
the process for issuing voter identification cards.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 39. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... is appropriated in fiscal year 2022 from the general fund to the secretary of
state for implementing the requirements of this act.
new text end

new text begin (b) $....... is appropriated in fiscal year 2022 from the general fund to the commissioner
of public safety for the programming costs in the driver's license system necessary to
implement this act and for the training for driver's license agents required by section 38.
This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (c) $....... in fiscal year 2022 and $....... in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of management and budget for transfer to the voter
identification card account established under Minnesota Statutes, section 201.017, paragraph
(a). The base for this appropriation is $....... in fiscal year 2023 and each year thereafter.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 40. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision 7, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 41. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except where otherwise provided, this article is effective on June 1, 2023.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CONFORMING CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.061, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section:

(1) "applicant" means an individual applying for a driver's license, provisional license,
restricted license, duplicate license, instruction permit, Minnesota identification card, new text beginvoter
identification card,
new text endor motorized bicycle operator's permit; and

(2) "application" refers to an application for a driver's license, provisional license,
restricted license, duplicate license, instruction permit, Minnesota identification card, new text beginvoter
identification card,
new text endor motorized bicycle operator's permit.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.061, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Application.

An applicant may file an application with an agent. The agent
shall receive and accept applications in accordance with the laws and rules of the Department
of Public Safety for a noncompliant driver's license or identification card; an enhanced
driver's license or identification card; a REAL ID compliant driver's license or identification
card; restricted license; duplicate license; instruction permit; new text beginvoter identification card; new text endor
motorized bicycle operator's permit. Application records must be maintained at the office
of the agent in a manner that complies with sections 13.05, subdivision 5, and 13.055. As
an alternative to paper copy storage, an agent may retain records and documents in a secure
electronic medium that complies with the security requirements under the United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Policy 5.4
or any successor policy, provided 60 days have elapsed since the transaction and subject to
standards established by the commissioner. The agent is responsible for all costs associated
with the conversion to electronic records and maintenance of the electronic storage medium,
including the destruction of existing paper records after conversion to the electronic format.
All queries and responses in the secure electronic medium, and all actions in which data
are entered, updated, accessed, or shared or disseminated by the agent must be contained
in a data audit trail. Data contained in the audit trail are public to the extent the data are not
otherwise classified under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.07, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Filing photograph or image; data classification.

The department shall file,
or contract to file, all photographs or electronically produced images obtained in the process
of issuing drivers' licenses deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota identification cardsnew text begin, or voter identification cardsnew text end.
The photographs or electronically produced images shall be private data pursuant to section
13.02, subdivision 12. Notwithstanding section 13.04, subdivision 3, the department shall
not be required to provide copies of photographs or electronically produced images to data
subjects. The use of the files is restricted:

(1) to the issuance and control of drivers' licensesnew text begin and voter identification cardsnew text end;

(2) to criminal justice agencies, as defined in section 299C.46, subdivision 2, for the
investigation and prosecution of crimes, service of process, enforcement of no contact
orders, location of missing persons, investigation and preparation of cases for criminal,
juvenile, and traffic court, location of individuals required to register under section 243.166
or 243.167, and supervision of offenders;

(3) to public defenders, as defined in section 611.272, for the investigation and preparation
of cases for criminal, juvenile, and traffic courts;

(4) to child support enforcement purposes under section 256.978; and

(5) to a county medical examiner or coroner as required by section 390.005 as necessary
to fulfill the duties under sections 390.11 and 390.25.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.07, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Use of Social Security number.

An applicant's Social Security number must
not be displayed, encrypted, or encoded on the driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota identification
cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end or included in a magnetic strip or bar code used to store
data on the license or Minnesota identification card. The Social Security number must not
be used as a Minnesota driver's license or identification number.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.071, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Religious objection.

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 171.07,
the commissioner of public safety may adopt rules to permit identification on a driver's
license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end in lieu of a photograph
or electronically produced image where the commissioner finds that the licensee has religious
objections to the use of a photograph or electronically produced image.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.071, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Certain head wear permitted.

If an accident involving a head injury, serious
illness, or treatment of the illness has resulted in hair loss by an applicant for a driver's
license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end, the commissioner shall permit
the applicant to wear a hat or similar head wear in the photograph or electronically produced
image. The hat or head wear must be of an appropriate size and type to allow identification
of the holder of the license or card and must not obscure the holder's face.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duplicate license.

In the event that an instruction permit, provisional
license, deleted text beginordeleted text end driver's licensenew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end issued under the provisions of this
chapter is lost or destroyed, or becomes illegible, the person to whom the same was issued
shall obtain a duplicate thereof, furnishing proof satisfactory to the department that such
permit or license has been lost or destroyed or has become illegible, and make payment of
the required fee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.12, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:


Subd. 3c.

Record retention; birth certificates.

(a) If the procedures established by the
commissioner for driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification
card
new text end records include retention of a physical copy or digital image of a birth certificate, the
commissioner must:

(1) notify a driver's license or identification card applicant of the retention procedure;
and

(2) allow the applicant, licensee, or identification cardholder to designate that the
applicant, licensee, or identification cardholder's birth certificate physical copy or digital
image must not be retained.

(b) The commissioner must not retain a birth certificate if directed by an applicant,
licensee, or identification cardholder under paragraph (a), clause (2), but must record and
retain data on the birth certificate required under Code of Federal Regulations, title 6, section
37.31(c).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.121, is amended to read:


171.121 USE OF ANOTHER'S RESIDENCE ADDRESS.

A person may notify the commissioner in writing to the effect that the person (1) is the
owner of a residence, and (2) does not consent to have that residence address identified on
any driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardnew text begin, voter identification card,new text end or driving record of the
department as the residence address or permanent mailing address of any person named in
the notice. The notice may not name a spouse of the notifying person. Upon receiving the
notice the commissioner shall not issue any license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardnew text begin, or voter
identification card
new text end under this chapter, or accept an application for a license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification
cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end under this chapter, that lists the residence address identified
in the notice as the residence address or permanent mailing address of any person named
in the notice.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.022, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The secretary of state shall maintain a statewide voter
registration system to facilitate voter registration and to provide a central database containing
voter registration information from around the state. The system must be accessible to the
county auditor of each county in the state. The system must also:

(1) provide for voters to submit their voter registration applications to any county auditor,
the secretary of state, or the Department of Public Safety;

(2) provide for the definition, establishment, and maintenance of a central database for
all voter registration information;

(3) provide for entering data into the statewide registration system;

(4) provide for electronic transfer of completed voter registration applications from the
Department of Public Safety to the secretary of state or the county auditor;

(5) assign a unique identifier to each legally registered voter in the state;

(6) provide for the acceptance of the Minnesota driver's license number, Minnesota state
identification number, new text beginvoter identification card number, new text endand last four digits of the Social
Security number for each voter record;

(7) coordinate with other agency databases within the state;

(8) allow county auditors and the secretary of state to add or modify information in the
system to provide for accurate and up-to-date records;

(9) allow county auditors, municipal and school district clerks, and the secretary of state
to have electronic access to the statewide registration system for review and search
capabilities;

(10) provide security and protection of all information in the statewide registration
system and ensure that unauthorized access is not allowed;

(11) provide access to municipal clerks to use the system;

(12) provide a system for each county to identify the precinct to which a voter should
be assigned for voting purposes;

(13) provide daily reports accessible by county auditors on the driver's license numbers,
state identification numbers, new text beginvoter identification card number, new text endor last four digits of the Social
Security numbers submitted on voter registration applications that have been verified as
accurate by the secretary of state; and

(14) provide reports on the number of absentee ballots transmitted to and returned and
cast by voters under section 203B.16.

The appropriate state or local official shall provide security measures to prevent
unauthorized access to the computerized list established under section 201.021.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Prior to election day.

(a) At any time except during the 20 days
immediately preceding any regularly scheduled election, an eligible voter or any individual
who will be an eligible voter at the time of the next election may register to vote in the
precinct in which the voter maintains residence by completing a voter registration application
as described in section 201.071, subdivision 1. A completed application may be submitted:

(1) in person or by mail to the county auditor of that county or to the Secretary of State's
Office; or

(2) electronically through a secure website that shall be maintained by the secretary of
state for this purpose, if the applicant has an e-mail address and provides the applicant's
verifiable Minnesota driver's license number, Minnesota state identification card number,
new text begin voter identification card number, new text endor the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security
number.

A registration that is received in person or by mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 21st
day preceding any election, or a registration received electronically through the secretary
of state's secure website no later than 11:59 p.m. on the 21st day preceding any election,
shall be accepted. An improperly addressed or delivered registration application shall be
forwarded within two working days after receipt to the county auditor of the county where
the voter maintains residence. A state or local agency or an individual that accepts completed
voter registration applications from a voter must submit the completed applications to the
secretary of state or the appropriate county auditor within ten calendar days after the
applications are dated by the voter.

(b) An application submitted electronically under paragraph (a), clause (2), may only
be transmitted to the county auditor for processing if the secretary of state has verified the
application information matches the information in a government database associated with
the applicant's driver's license number, state identification card number, new text beginvoter identification
card number,
new text endor Social Security number. The secretary of state must review all unverifiable
voter registration applications submitted electronically for evidence of suspicious activity
and must forward any such application to an appropriate law enforcement agency for
investigation.

An individual may not electronically submit a voter registration application on behalf
of any other individual.

(c) For purposes of this section, mail registration is defined as a voter registration
application delivered to the secretary of state, county auditor, or municipal clerk by the
United States Postal Service or a commercial carrier.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Incomplete registration by mail.

If the county auditor determines that a voter
who has submitted a voter registration application by mail has not previously voted in this
state for a federal office and has also not presented a document authorized for election day
registration in section 201.061, subdivision 3, to the auditor, and the county auditor is unable
to verify the voter's driver's license, state identification, new text beginvoter identification card, new text endor last
four digits of the voter's Social Security number as provided by the voter on the voter
registration application, then the county auditor must notify the voter that the registration
is incomplete and to complete registration by using one of the following methods:

(1) presenting to the auditor more than 20 days before the election a document authorized
for election day registration in section 201.061, subdivision 3;

(2) registering in person before or on election day;

(3) if voting by absentee ballot or by mail, following election day registration procedures
for absentee voters as described in section 203B.04, subdivision 4; or

(4) providing proof of residence by any of the methods authorized for election day
registration in section 201.061, subdivision 3.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.071, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Form.

Both paper and electronic voter registration applications must
contain the same information unless otherwise provided by law. A voter registration
application must contain spaces for the following required information: voter's first name,
middle name, and last name; voter's previous name, if any; voter's current address; voter's
previous address, if any; voter's date of birth; voter's municipality and county of residence;
voter's telephone number, if provided by the voter; date of registration; current and valid
Minnesota driver's license number deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota state identification number, new text beginvoter
identification card number,
new text endor if the voter has no current and valid Minnesota driver's licensedeleted text begin
or
deleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota state identification, new text beginor voter identification card, new text endthe last four digits of the
voter's Social Security number; and voter's signature. The paper registration application
may include the voter's e-mail address, if provided by the voter. The electronic voter
registration application must include the voter's e-mail address. The registration application
may include the voter's interest in serving as an election judge, if indicated by the voter.
The application must also contain the following certification of voter eligibility:

"I certify that I:

(1) will be at least 18 years old on election day;

(2) am a citizen of the United States;

(3) will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day;

(4) maintain residence at the address given on the registration form;

(5) am not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes my right
to vote;

(6) have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote;

(7) have the right to vote because, if I have been convicted of a felony, my felony sentence
has expired (been completed) or I have been discharged from my sentence; and

(8) have read and understand the following statement: that giving false information is a
felony punishable by not more than five years imprisonment or a fine of not more than
$10,000, or both."

The certification must include boxes for the voter to respond to the following questions:

"(1) Are you a citizen of the United States?" and

"(2) Will you be 18 years old on or before election day?"

And the instruction:

"If you checked 'no' to either of these questions, do not complete this form."

The form of the voter registration application and the certification of voter eligibility
must be as provided in this subdivision and approved by the secretary of state. Voter
registration forms authorized by the National Voter Registration Act must also be accepted
as valid. The federal postcard application form must also be accepted as valid if it is not
deficient and the voter is eligible to register in Minnesota.

An individual may use a voter registration application to apply to register to vote in
Minnesota or to change information on an existing registration.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.071, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Instructions.

A registration application shall be accompanied by instructions
specifying the manner and method of registration, the qualifications for voting, the penalties
for false registration, and the availability of registration and voting assistance for elderly
and disabled individuals and residents of health care facilities and hospitals. The instructions
must indicate that if the voter does not have a valid Minnesota driver's license or identification
card, new text beginvoter identification card, new text endthe last four digits of the voter's Social Security number must
be provided, unless the voter does not have a Social Security number. If, prior to election
day, a person requests the instructions in Braille, audio format, or in a version printed in
16-point bold type with 24-point leading, the county auditor shall provide them in the form
requested. The secretary of state shall prepare Braille and audio copies and make them
available.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.071, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Deficient registration.

No voter registration application is deficient if it contains
the voter's name, address, date of birth, current and valid Minnesota driver's license number
deleted text begin ordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota state identification number, new text beginor voter identification card number, new text endor if the voter
has no current and valid Minnesota driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Minnesota state identification number,
new text begin or voter identification card number, new text endthe last four digits of the voter's Social Security number,
if the voter has been issued a Social Security number, prior registration, if any, and signature.
The absence of a zip code number does not cause the registration to be deficient. Failure to
check a box on an application form that a voter has certified to be true does not cause the
registration to be deficient. The election judges shall request an individual to correct a voter
registration application if it is deficient or illegible. No eligible voter may be prevented
from voting unless the voter's registration application is deficient or the voter is duly and
successfully challenged in accordance with section 201.195 or 204C.12.

A voter registration application accepted prior to August 1, 1983, is not deficient for
lack of date of birth. The county or municipality may attempt to obtain the date of birth for
a voter registration application accepted prior to August 1, 1983, by a request to the voter
at any time except at the polling place. Failure by the voter to comply with this request does
not make the registration deficient.

A voter registration application accepted before January 1, 2004, is not deficient for lack
of a valid Minnesota driver's license or state identification number or the last four digits of
a Social Security number. A voter registration application submitted by a voter who does
not have a Minnesota driver's license or state identification number, or a Social Security
number, is not deficient for lack of any of these numbers.

A voter registration application submitted electronically through the website of the
secretary of state prior to April 30, 2014, is not invalid as a result of its electronic submission.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.091, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Restricted data.

A list provided for public inspection or purchase, or in response
to a law enforcement inquiry, must not include a voter's date of birth or any part of a voter's
Social Security number, driver's license number, identification card number, new text beginvoter
identification card number,
new text endmilitary identification card number, or passport number.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.121, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Entry of registration information.

(a) At the time a voter registration
application is properly completed, submitted, and received in accordance with sections
201.061 and 201.071, the county auditor shall enter the information contained on it into the
statewide registration system. Voter registration applications completed before election day
must be entered into the statewide registration system within ten days after they have been
submitted to the county auditor. Voter registration applications completed on election day
must be entered into the statewide registration system within 42 days after the election,
unless the county auditor notifies the secretary of state before the deadline has expired that
the deadline will not be met. Upon receipt of a notification under this paragraph, the secretary
of state must extend the deadline for that county auditor by an additional 28 days. The
secretary of state may waive a county's obligations under this paragraph if, on good cause
shown, the county demonstrates its permanent inability to comply.

The secretary of state must post data on each county's compliance with this paragraph on
the secretary of state's website including, as applicable, the date each county fully complied
or the deadline by which a county's compliance must be complete.

(b) Upon receiving a completed voter registration application, the secretary of state may
electronically transmit the information on the application to the appropriate county auditor
as soon as possible for review by the county auditor before final entry into the statewide
registration system. The secretary of state may mail the voter registration application to the
county auditor.

(c) Within ten days after the county auditor has entered information from a voter
registration application into the statewide registration system, the secretary of state shall
compare the voter's name, date of birth, and driver's license number, state identification
number, new text beginvoter identification card number, new text endor the last four digits of the Social Security number
with the same information contained in the Department of Public Safety database.

(d) The secretary of state shall provide a report to the county auditor on a weekly basis
that includes a list of voters whose name, date of birth, or identification number have been
compared with the same information in the Department of Public Safety database and cannot
be verified as provided in this subdivision. The report must list separately those voters who
have submitted a voter registration application by mail and have not voted in a federal
election in this state.

(e) The county auditor shall compile a list of voters for whom the county auditor and
the secretary of state are unable to conclude that information on the voter registration
application and the corresponding information in the Department of Public Safety database
relate to the same person.

(f) The county auditor shall send a notice of incomplete registration to any voter whose
name appears on the list and change the voter's status to "incomplete." A voter who receives
a notice of incomplete registration from the county auditor may either provide the information
required to complete the registration at least 21 days before the next election or at the polling
place on election day.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.13, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Use of change of address system.

(a) At least once each month the secretary
of state shall obtain a list of individuals registered to vote in this state who have filed with
the United States Postal Service a change of their permanent address. The secretary of state
may also periodically obtain a list of individuals with driver's licenses deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification
cardsnew text begin, or voter identification cardsnew text end to identify those who are registered to vote who have
applied to the Department of Public Safety for a replacement driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state
identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end with a different address, and a list of
individuals for whom the Department of Public Safety received notification of a driver's
license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end cancellation due to a change
of residency out of state. However, the secretary of state shall not load data derived from
these lists into the statewide voter registration system within the 47 days before the state
primary or 47 days before a November general election.

(b) If the address is changed to another address in this state, the secretary of state shall
locate the precinct in which the voter resides, if possible. If the secretary of state is able to
locate the precinct in which the voter resides, the secretary must transmit the information
about the changed address by electronic means to the county auditor of the county in which
the new address is located. For addresses for which the secretary of state is unable to
determine the precinct, the secretary may forward information to the appropriate county
auditors for individual review. If the voter has not voted or submitted a voter registration
application since the address change, upon receipt of the information, the county auditor
shall update the voter's address in the statewide voter registration system. The county auditor
shall mail to the voter a notice stating the voter's name, address, precinct, and polling place,
unless the voter's record is challenged due to a felony conviction, noncitizenship, name
change, incompetence, or a court's revocation of voting rights of individuals under
guardianship, in which case the auditor must not mail the notice. The notice must advise
the voter that the voter's voting address has been changed and that the voter must notify the
county auditor within 21 days if the new address is not the voter's address of residence. The
notice must state that it must be returned if it is not deliverable to the voter at the named
address.

(c) If the change of permanent address is to an address outside this state, the secretary
of state shall notify by electronic means the auditor of the county where the voter formerly
resided that the voter has moved to another state. If the voter has not voted or submitted a
voter registration application since the address change, the county auditor shall promptly
mail to the voter at the voter's new address a notice advising the voter that the voter's status
in the statewide voter registration system will be changed to "inactive" unless the voter
notifies the county auditor within 21 days that the voter is retaining the former address as
the voter's address of residence, except that if the voter's record is challenged due to a felony
conviction, noncitizenship, name change, incompetence, or a court's revocation of voting
rights of individuals under guardianship, the auditor must not mail the notice. If the notice
is not received by the deadline, the county auditor shall change the voter's status to "inactive"
in the statewide voter registration system.

(d) If, in order to maintain voter registration records, the secretary of state enters an
agreement to share information or data with an organization governed exclusively by a
group of states, the secretary must first determine that the data security protocols are sufficient
to safeguard the information or data shared. If required by such an agreement, the secretary
of state may share the following data from the statewide voter registration system and data
released to the secretary of state under section 171.12, subdivision 7a:

(1) name;

(2) date of birth;

(3) address;

(4) driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card numbernew text begin, or voter identification numbernew text end;

(5) the last four digits of an individual's Social Security number; and

(6) the date that an individual's record was last updated.

If the secretary of state enters into such an agreement, the secretary and county auditors
must process changes to voter records based upon that data in accordance with this section.
Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, when data is shared with the secretary of
state by another state, the secretary of state must maintain the same data classification that
the data had while it was in the possession of the state providing the data.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.14, is amended to read:


201.14 COURT ADMINISTRATOR OF DISTRICT COURT; REPORT CHANGES
OF NAMES.

The state court administrator shall regularly report by electronic means to the secretary
of state the name, address, and, if available, driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card
numbernew text begin, or voter identification card numbernew text end of each individual, 18 years of age or over,
whose name was changed since the last report, by marriage, divorce, or any order or decree
of the court. The secretary of state shall determine if any of the persons in the report are
registered to vote under their previous name and shall prepare a list of those registrants for
each county auditor. Upon receipt of the list, the county auditor shall make the change in
the voter's record and mail to the voter the notice of registration required by section 201.121,
subdivision 2
. A notice must not be mailed if the voter's record is challenged due to a felony
conviction, lack of United States citizenship, legal incompetence, or court-ordered revocation
of voting rights of persons under guardianship.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.145, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State court administrator report.

(a) The state court administrator must report
on individuals 17 years of age or older who are under a guardianship in which a court order
revokes the ward's right to vote or where the court has found the individual to be legally
incompetent to vote.

(b) The state court administrator must report on individuals transferred to the jurisdiction
of the court who meet a condition specified in paragraph (a).

(c) Each report required under this subdivision must include the following information
for each individual in the report: name, address, date of birth, and, if available, last four
digits of the Social Security number and driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card numbernew text begin,
or voter identification card number
new text end.

(d) No later than seven calendar days after receiving a report under this subdivision, the
secretary of state must determine if a person identified under paragraphs (a) and (b) is
registered to vote and must prepare a list of those registrants for the county auditor. No later
than seven calendar days after receiving the list from the secretary of state, the county auditor
must challenge the status on the record in the statewide voter registration system of each
individual named in the list.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.145, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Commissioner of corrections report; state court administrator report.

(a)
The state court administrator must report on individuals 17 years of age or older who have
been convicted of a felony.

(b) The commissioner of corrections must report on individuals 17 years of age or older
who are currently:

(1) serving felony sentences under the commissioner's jurisdiction; or

(2) on probation for felony offenses that resulted in the loss of civil rights, as indicated
by the statewide supervision system established under section 241.065.

(c) Each report under this subdivision must include the following information for each
individual: name, address or last known residential address that is not a correctional facility,
and date of birth. If available, each report must also include the individual's: corrections'
state identification number, last four digits of the Social Security number, driver's license
deleted text begin ordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card number, new text beginor voter identification card number, new text enddate of sentence,
effective date of the sentence, county in which the conviction occurred, and date of discharge.

(d) No later than seven calendar days after receiving a report under this subdivision, the
secretary of state must determine if a person identified under paragraph (a) is registered to
vote and must prepare a list of those registrants for the county auditor. No later than seven
calendar days after receiving a report under this subdivision, the secretary of state must
determine if any data newly indicates that a person identified under paragraph (b) is registered
to vote and must prepare a list of those registrants for the county auditor. No later than seven
calendar days after receiving the list from the secretary of state, the county auditor must
challenge the status on the record in the statewide voter registration system of each individual
named in the list.

(e) The county auditor must identify an individual who registered to vote or voted while
serving a felony sentence under the commissioner's jurisdiction or while on probation for
a felony offense that resulted in the loss of civil rights during a period when the individual's
civil rights were revoked. The county auditor must immediately send notice to the county
attorney. The notice must include the name of the individual and any other identifying
information as well as the evidence that shows the individual registered to vote or voted
during the period when the individual's civil rights were revoked.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.145, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Reports; restoration of right to vote.

(a) The state court administrator must
report on each individual whose guardianship was modified to restore the ward's right to
vote or whose guardianship was terminated by order of the court under section 524.5-317
after being ineligible to vote for any of the reasons specified in subdivision 2, paragraph
(a).

(b) The state court administrator must report on individuals previously convicted of a
felony whose civil rights have been restored.

(c) The commissioner of corrections must report on individuals who were serving a
felony sentence under the commissioner's jurisdiction or who were on probation for a felony
offense under the commissioner's jurisdiction that resulted in the loss of civil rights but who
have been discharged from the sentence.

(d) Each report under this subdivision must include the following information for each
individual: name, address, date of birth, and, if available, the last four digits of the Social
Security number. For reports required by paragraphs (b) and (c), each report must also
include the individual's, if available: corrections' state identification number, driver's license
deleted text begin ordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card number, new text beginor voter identification card number, new text enddate of sentence,
effective date of the sentence, county in which the conviction occurred, and date of discharge.

(e) No later than seven calendar days after receiving a report under this subdivision, the
secretary of state must determine if a person identified under paragraph (a) or (b) is registered
to vote and must prepare a list of those registrants for the county auditor. No later than seven
calendar days after receiving a report under this subdivision, the secretary of state must
determine if any data newly indicates that a person identified under paragraph (c) is registered
to vote and must prepare a list of those registrants for the county auditor. No later than seven
calendar days after receiving the list from the secretary of state, the county auditor must
remove the challenge status on the record in the statewide voter registration system of each
individual named in the list.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.145, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Commissioner of public safety report.

(a) The commissioner of public safety
must report on individuals identified by department data as having temporary lawful status
in the United States.

(b) The report under this section must include the following information for each
individual: name, address, date of birth, driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card number,
new text begin voter identification card number, new text endand, if available, last four digits of the Social Security
number.

(c) No later than seven calendar days after receiving a report under this subdivision, the
secretary of state must determine if any data newly indicates that a person identified under
paragraph (a) is registered to vote and prepare a list of those voters for the county auditor.
Within seven calendar days of receiving the list from the secretary of state, the county
auditor must challenge the status on the record in the statewide voter registration system of
each individual named in the list.

(d) The county auditor must also immediately send notice to the county attorney of each
individual identified in paragraph (c). The notice must include the name of the individual
and any other identifying information as well as the evidence that shows the individual
registered to vote or voted and is not a citizen.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.161, is amended to read:


201.161 DRIVER'S LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION CARD APPLICATIONS.

The Department of Public Safety shall change its applications for an original, duplicate,
or change of address driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end so
that the forms may also serve as voter registration applications. The forms must contain
spaces for all information collected by voter registration applications prescribed by the
secretary of state. Applicants for driver's licenses deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardsnew text begin, or voter
identification cards
new text end must be asked if they want to register to vote at the same time and that
information must be transmitted at least weekly by electronic means to the secretary of state.
Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law 107-252, the computerized
driver's license record containing the voter's name, address, date of birth, driver's license
number or state identification number, county, town, and city must be made available for
access by the secretary of state and interaction with the statewide voter registration system.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.225, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Technology requirements.

An electronic roster must:

(1) be able to be loaded with a data file that includes voter registration data in a file
format prescribed by the secretary of state;

(2) allow for data to be exported in a file format prescribed by the secretary of state;

(3) allow for data to be entered manually or by scanning a Minnesota driver's licensedeleted text begin
or
deleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end to locate a voter record or populate a
voter registration application that would be printed and signed and dated by the voter. The
printed registration application can be either a printed form, labels printed with voter
information to be affixed to a preprinted form, or a combination of both;

(4) allow an election judge to update data that was populated from a scanned driver's
license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end;

(5) cue an election judge to ask for and input data that is not populated from a scanned
driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end identification cardnew text begin, or voter identification cardnew text end that is otherwise required
to be collected from the voter or an election judge;

(6) immediately alert the election judge if the voter has provided information that indicates
that the voter is not eligible to vote;

(7) immediately alert the election judge if the electronic roster indicates that a voter has
already voted in that precinct, the voter's registration status is challenged, or it appears the
voter resides in a different precinct;

(8) provide immediate instructions on how to resolve a particular type of challenge when
a voter's record is challenged;

(9) provide for a printed voter signature certificate, containing the voter's name, address
of residence, date of birth, voter identification number, the oath required by section 204C.10,
and a space for the voter's original signature. The printed voter signature certificate can be
either a printed form or a label printed with the voter's information to be affixed to the oath;

(10) contain only preregistered voters within the precinct, and not contain preregistered
voter data on voters registered outside of the precinct;

(11) be only networked within the polling location on election day, except for the purpose
of updating absentee ballot records;

(12) meet minimum security, reliability, and networking standards established by the
Office of the Secretary of State in consultation with the Office of MN.IT Services;

(13) be capable of providing a voter's correct polling place; and

(14) perform any other functions necessary for the efficient and secure administration
of the participating election, as determined by the secretary of state.

Electronic rosters used only for election day registration do not need to comply with clauses
(1), (8), and (10). Electronic rosters used only for preregistered voter processing do not need
to comply with clauses (4) and (5).

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.065, is amended to read:


203B.065 USING THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM.

Upon accepting an application for a state primary or state general election, the county
auditor or municipal clerk shall record in the statewide voter registration system the voter's
name, date of birth, address of residence in Minnesota, mailing address, Minnesota driver's
license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification number, new text beginor voter identification card, new text endor the last four digits of
the voter's Social Security number, if provided by the voter. Upon acceptance of an absentee
ballot application of a voter who is registered to vote at an address different from the
residential address certified on the absentee ballot application, the voter registration record
with the previous address shall be challenged. Once the absentee ballot has been transmitted
to the voter, the method of transmission and the date of transmission must be recorded.

Upon receipt of a returned absentee ballot for a state primary or state general election,
the county auditor or municipal clerk shall record in the statewide voter registration system
that the voter has returned the ballot.

Upon receipt of notice that the ballot board has accepted or rejected the absentee ballot
for a state primary or state general election, the county auditor or municipal clerk shall
record in the statewide voter registration system whether the ballot was accepted or rejected,
and if rejected, the reason for rejection. If a replacement ballot is transmitted to the voter,
the county auditor or municipal clerk shall record this in the statewide voter registration
system.

The labels provided for envelopes used for transmitting an absentee ballot to and from
an applicant for an absentee ballot for a state primary or state general election must contain
bar codes generated by the statewide voter registration system to facilitate the recording
required under this section. A county auditor or municipal clerk entering information into
the statewide voter registration system under this section must include the information
provided on the bar code label whenever information is entered into the system.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.17, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Required information.

(a) An application shall be accepted if it contains the
following information stated under oath:

(1) the voter's name, birthdate, and present address of residence in Minnesota, or former
address of residence or parent's former address of residence in Minnesota if the voter is
living permanently outside the United States;

(2) a statement indicating that the voter is in the military, or is the spouse or dependent
of an individual serving in the military, or is temporarily outside the territorial limits of the
United States, or is living permanently outside the territorial limits of the United States and
voting under federal law;

(3) a statement that the voter expects to be absent from the precinct at the time of the
election;

(4) the address to which absentee ballots are to be mailed;

(5) the voter's signature or the signature and relationship of the individual authorized to
apply on the voter's behalf;

(6) the voter's passport number, Minnesota driver's license deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card
number, new text beginor voter identification card, new text endor the last four digits of the voter's Social Security
number; if the voter does not have access to any of these documents, the voter or other
individual requesting absentee ballots may attest to the truthfulness of the contents of the
application under penalty of perjury; and

(7) the voter's e-mail address, if the application was submitted electronically through
the secure website maintained by the secretary of state.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (6), an application submitted through the
secretary of state's website must include the voter's verifiable Minnesota driver's license
number, Minnesota state identification card number, new text beginvoter identification card number, new text endor
the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number, and may only be transmitted to
the county auditor for processing if the secretary of state has verified the application
information matches the information in a government database associated with the applicant's
driver's license number, state identification card number, new text beginvoter identification card number,
new text end or Social Security number. The secretary of state must review all unverifiable applications
for evidence of suspicious activity and must forward any such application to an appropriate
law enforcement agency for investigation.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.19, is amended to read:


203B.19 RECORDING APPLICATIONS.

Upon accepting an application, the county auditor shall record in the statewide registration
system the voter's name, address of present or former residence in Minnesota, mailing
address, school district number, passport number, Minnesota driver's license number deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end
state identification card number, new text beginor voter identification card number, new text endor the last four digits
of the voter's Social Security number, and whether the voter is in the military or the spouse
or dependent of an individual serving in the military, is a voter temporarily outside the
territorial limits of the United States, or is living permanently outside the territorial limits
of the United States and voting under federal law. The county auditor shall retain the record
for six years. A voter whose name is recorded as provided in this section shall not be required
to register under any other provision of law in order to vote under sections 203B.16 to
203B.27. Persons from whom applications are not accepted must be notified by the county
auditor and provided with the reasons for the rejection.

No later than 60 days after the general election, the county auditor shall report to the
secretary of state the combined number of absentee ballots transmitted to and the combined
number of absentee ballots returned and cast by absent voters described in section 203B.16.
The secretary of state may require the information be reported by category under section
203B.16 or by precinct.

No later than 90 days after the general election, the secretary of state shall report to the
federal Election Assistance Commission the number of absentee ballots transmitted to voters
under section 203B.16.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 203B.16 to which the voter
belongs;

(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 deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification
card number, new text beginor voter identification card, new text endor 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.

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."

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Check of voter eligibility; proper execution of certificate.

Upon receipt
of an absentee ballot returned as provided in sections 203B.16 to 203B.27, the election
judges shall compare the voter's name with the names recorded under section 203B.19 in
the statewide registration system to insure that the ballot is from a voter eligible to cast an
absentee ballot under sections 203B.16 to 203B.27. The election judges shall mark the return
envelope "Accepted" and initial or sign the return envelope below the word "Accepted" if
the election judges are satisfied that:

(1) the voter's name on the return envelope appears in substantially the same form as on
the application records provided to the election judges by the county auditor;

(2) the voter has signed the federal oath prescribed pursuant to section 705(b)(2) of the
Help America Vote Act, Public Law 107-252;

(3) the voter has set forth the same voter's passport number, or Minnesota driver's licensedeleted text begin
or
deleted text endnew text begin,new text end state identification card number, new text beginor voter identification card number, new text endor the last four
digits of the voter's Social Security number as submitted on the application, if the voter has
one of these documents;

(4) the voter is not known to have died; and

(5) the voter has not already voted at that election, either in person or by absentee ballot.

If the identification number described in clause (3) does not match the number as
submitted on the application, the election judges must make a reasonable effort to satisfy
themselves through other information provided by the applicant, or by an individual
authorized to apply on behalf of the voter, that the ballots were returned by the same person
to whom the ballots were transmitted.

An absentee ballot cast pursuant to sections 203B.16 to 203B.27 may only be rejected
for the lack of one of clauses (1) to (5). In particular, failure to place the ballot within the
security envelope before placing it in the outer white envelope is not a reason to reject an
absentee ballot.

Election judges must note the reason for rejection on the back of the envelope in the
space provided for that purpose.

Failure to return unused ballots shall not invalidate a marked ballot, but a ballot shall
not be counted if the certificate on the return envelope is not properly executed. In all other
respects the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law governing deposit and counting of
ballots shall apply. Notwithstanding other provisions of this section, the counting of the
absentee ballot of a deceased voter does not invalidate the election.

Sec. 31. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except where otherwise provided, this article is effective June 1, 2023.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S0173-1

201.061 REGISTRATION ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY.

Subd. 7.

Record of attempted registrations.

The election judge responsible for election day registration shall attempt to keep a record of the number of individuals who attempt to register on election day but who cannot provide proof of residence as required by this section. The record shall be forwarded to the county auditor with the election returns for that precinct.