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HF 1603

2nd Division Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/29/2020 04:39pm

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

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/25/2019
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/20/2019
Subcommittee Engrossments
1st Subcommittee Engrossment Posted on 03/14/2019
Division Engrossments
2nd Division Engrossment Posted on 04/28/2020

Current Version - 2nd Division Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; authorizing the secretary of state to direct that the 2020 state
primary and state general elections be conducted primarily by mail; authorizing
the establishment of vote centers in which all voters in a specific election
jurisdiction may cast a ballot.

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

Section 1. new text begin2020 STATE PRIMARY AND STATE GENERAL ELECTION; MAIL
BALLOTING.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the Minnesota Election Law to the contrary, the
secretary of state may direct that all jurisdictions within the state conduct the 2020 state
primary election and the 2020 state general election primarily by mail, consistent with
Minnesota Statutes, section 204B.45, subdivision 2. The direction may include requirements
related to the closure of polling places and the availability of vote centers at which all voters
in a jurisdiction may cast a ballot. All other provisions of the Minnesota Election Law
continue to apply to each election, except as necessary to implement the direction authorized
by this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) As used in this section, "the Minnesota Election Law" has the meaning given in
Minnesota Statutes, section 200.01.
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