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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 396-S.F.No. 416 
           An act relating to town elections; authorizing towns 
          to set the hours for polling places; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 205.175, 
          subdivisions 2 and 3. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 
205.175, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [METROPOLITAN AREA TOWNS.] At any election of 
town officers, in a town which is located within 60 miles of a 
city of the first class having a population of at least 250,000 
a metropolitan county as defined by section 473.121, the town 
board, by resolution adopted prior to giving notice of the 
election, may designate the time during which the polling places 
will remain open for voting at the next succeeding and all 
subsequent town elections, provided that the polling places 
shall open no later than 10:00 a.m. and shall close no earlier 
than 8:00 p.m.  The resolution shall remain in force until it is 
revoked by the town board. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 
205.175, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [OTHER TOWNS.] In any election of town officers 
in a town other than a town described in subdivision 2, the town 
board, by resolution adopted prior to giving notice of the 
election, may designate the time, in no event less than three 
hours, during which the polling places will remain open for 
voting at the next succeeding and all subsequent town 
elections.  The resolution shall remain in force until it is 
revoked by the town board or changed because of request by 
voters as provided in this subdivision.  If a petition 
requesting longer voting hours, signed by a number of voters 
equal to 20 percent of the votes cast at the last town election, 
is presented to the town clerk no later than 30 days prior to 
the town election, then the polling places for that election 
shall open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.  The town clerk 
shall give ten days notice of the changed voting hours and 
notify the county auditor of the change. 
    Approved April 17, 1984