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SF 3250

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2020 09:05am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; authorizing the delivery of absentee ballots in certain
situations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.11, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

new text begin(a) new text endEach full-time municipal clerk or school district clerk
who has authority under section 203B.05 to administer absentee voting laws shall designate
election judges to deliver absentee ballots in accordance with this section. The county auditor
must also designate election judges to perform the duties in this section. A ballot may be
delivered only to an eligible voter who is a temporary or permanent resident or patient in a
health care facility or hospital located in the municipality in which the voter maintains
residence. The ballots shall be delivered by two election judges, each of whom is affiliated
with a different major political party. When the election judges deliver or return ballots as
provided in this section, they shall travel together in the same vehicle. Both election judges
shall be present when an applicant completes the certificate of eligibility and marks the
absentee ballots, and may assist an applicant as provided in section 204C.15. The election
judges shall deposit the return envelopes containing the marked absentee ballots in a sealed
container and return them to the clerk on the same day that they are delivered and marked.

new text begin (b) At the discretion of a full-time municipal clerk, school district clerk, or county auditor,
absentee ballots may be delivered in the same manner as prescribed in paragraph (a) to a
veterans home operated by the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Veterans Homes under
chapter 198 or a shelter for battered women as defined in section 611A.37, subdivision 4.
new text end