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HF 2327

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 02:54pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/11/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; clarifying prohibitions on soliciting at or near a polling place;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 211B.11, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 211B.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Soliciting near polling places.

A person deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not display campaign
material, post signs, ask, solicit, or in any manner try to induce or persuade a voter within
a polling place or within 100 feet of the building in which a polling place is situated, or
anywhere on the public property on which a polling place is situated, on primary or election
day to vote for or refrain from voting for a candidate or ballot question. A person deleted text beginmay not
provide political
deleted text endnew text begin is prohibited from providingnew text end badges, deleted text beginpoliticaldeleted text end buttons, or other deleted text beginpoliticaldeleted text end
insignia deleted text beginto be worndeleted text endnew text begin related to a candidate, political party, or ballot question on the ballot new text end
at or deleted text beginaboutdeleted text endnew text begin within 100 feet ofnew text end the polling place on the day of a primary or election. A deleted text beginpoliticaldeleted text endnew text begin
person is prohibited from wearing a
new text end badge, deleted text beginpoliticaldeleted text end button, or other deleted text beginpoliticaldeleted text end insignia deleted text beginmay
not be worn
deleted text endnew text begin related to a candidate, political party, or ballot question new text end at or deleted text beginaboutdeleted text endnew text begin within 100
feet of
new text end the polling place on primary or election day. This section applies new text beginonly during voting
hours
new text endto deleted text beginareasdeleted text endnew text begin a person in an areanew text end established by the county auditor or municipal clerk for
absentee voting as provided in chapter 203B.

Nothing in this subdivision prohibits the distribution of "I VOTED" stickers as provided
in section 204B.49.