2nd Engrossment - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to elections; authorizing experimental 1.3 balloting procedures for voters in the city of 1.4 Minneapolis; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 1.5 203B.02, by adding a subdivision. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 203B.02, is 1.8 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 1.9 Subd. 1b. [MINNEAPOLIS PILOT PROJECT.] Until January 1, 1.10 2004, any eligible voter in the city of Minneapolis may vote by 1.11 absentee ballot without qualification by submitting a written 1.12 request to the Hennepin county auditor, notwithstanding the 1.13 provisions of subdivision 1. The application for absentee 1.14 ballots must include the voter's name, residence address in the 1.15 city, address to which the ballots are to be mailed, the date of 1.16 the request, and the voter's signature. 1.17 The county auditor shall maintain a record of the number of 1.18 applications for absentee ballots submitted under this 1.19 subdivision. Using this information, the secretary of state 1.20 shall prepare an annual report to the legislature on the 1.21 implementation of this subdivision. 1.22 Assistance to voters in marking absentee ballots is subject 1.23 to section 204C.15, subdivision 1. 1.24 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 1.25 This act is effective the day following final enactment.