as introduced - 85th Legislature, 2007 1st Special Session (2007 - 2007) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to elections; requiring voting systems accessible to individuals with
disabilities in township elections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
206.57, subdivision 5.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 206.57, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
In federal and state elections held after
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method used in each polling place must include a voting system that is accessible for
individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually
impaired in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation,
including privacy and independence, as for other voters.
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