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SF 3439

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 03:40pm

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 individuals under the age of 18 to vote at a primary
election in certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
201.014, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.014, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

new text begin(a) new text endExcept as provided in subdivision 2, an individual
who meets the following requirements at the time of an election is eligible to vote. The
individual must:

(1) be 18 years of age or older;

(2) be a citizen of the United States; and

(3) maintain residence in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (1), an individual who is not 18 years of age
but who meets all other eligibility requirements for voting may cast a ballot at a primary
election or presidential nomination primary, for purposes of nominating candidates to be
voted on at the subsequent general election, if the individual will be 18 years of age or older
at the time the general election is held. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the ballot
provided to an individual authorized to vote under this paragraph must be prepared so that
the individual may vote only for the candidates seeking nomination for office and not for
any question or proposition.
new text end