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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 221-S.F.No. 1178 
           An act relating to elections; allowing school meetings 
          on certain election days; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1990, sections 204B.36, subdivision 2; and 204C.03, 
          subdivision 3. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 204B.36, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [CANDIDATES AND OFFICES.] The name of each 
candidate shall be printed at a right angle to the length of the 
ballot.  At a general election the name of the political party 
or the political principle of each candidate for partisan office 
shall be printed above or below the name of the candidate.  The 
name of a political party or a political principle shall be 
printed in capital and lower case letters of the same type, with 
the capital letters at least one-half the height of the capital 
letters used for names of the candidates.  At a general 
election, blank lines shall be printed below the name of the 
last candidate for each office, or below the title of the office 
if no candidate has filed for that office, so that a voter may 
write in the names of individuals whose names are not on the 
ballot.  One blank line shall be printed for each officer of 
that kind to be elected.  At a primary election, no blank lines 
shall be provided for writing in the names of individuals whose 
names do not appear on the primary ballot.  
    On the left side of the ballot at the same level with the 
name of each candidate and each blank line shall be printed a 
square in which the voter may designate a vote by a mark (X). 
Each square shall be the same size.  Above the first name on 
each ballot shall be printed the words, "Put an (X) in the 
square opposite the name of each candidate you wish to vote 
for."  At the same level with these words and directly above the 
squares shall be printed a small arrow pointing downward.  
Directly underneath the official title of each office shall be 
printed the words "Vote for one" (or more, according to the 
"Vote for up to ..." (any greater number to be elected). 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 204C.03, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.] Except 
for regularly scheduled classes, no a public elementary or 
secondary school shall may not schedule a school sponsored event 
between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the day that an a regularly 
scheduled election is held in any political subdivision in which 
the school is located in that school district. 
    Presented to the governor May 24, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 28, 1991, 10:22 a.m.