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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 213-H.F.No. 281 
           An act relating to elections; providing for 
          experimental mail elections; proposing coding for new 
          law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [204B.46] [EXPERIMENTAL MAIL ELECTIONS.] 
    Between August 1, 1987, and March 30, 1989, the secretary 
of state may authorize experimental mail elections.  A county or 
municipality submitting questions to the voters at a special 
election may apply to the secretary of state for approval of an 
election by mail with no polling place other than the office of 
the auditor or clerk.  No more than two questions may be 
submitted at a mail election and no offices may be voted on.  
Notice of the election and the special mail procedure must be 
given at least six weeks prior to the election.  No earlier than 
20 or later than 18 days prior to the election, the auditor or 
clerk shall mail ballots by nonforwardable mail to all voters 
registered in the county or municipality.  Eligible voters not 
registered at the time the ballots are mailed may apply for 
ballots pursuant to chapter 203B.  The Minnesota election law is 
applicable to experimental mail elections except as provided by 
this section or as authorized by the secretary of state.  The 
secretary of state shall report to the legislature on 
implementation of this section. 
    Approved May 26, 1987