language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 101-S.F.No. 754 An act relating to elections; requiring removal of registration cards of deceased registrants; requiring update of the statewide registration system; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 201.13. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 201.13, is amended to read: 201.13 [
VOTER REGISTRATION CARD REMOVALREPORT OF DECEASED VOTERS; CHANGES TO VOTER RECORDS.] Subdivision 1. [COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, REPORTS OF DECEASED RESIDENTS.] The commissioner of health shall report monthly to the secretary of state the name, address, date of birth, and county of residence of each individual 18 years of age or older who has died while maintaining residence in Minnesota since the last previous report. The secretary of state shall determine if any of the persons listed in the report are registered to vote and shall prepare a list of those registrants for each county auditor. Within 60 days after receiving the list from the secretary of state, the county auditor shall change the status of those registrants to "deceased" in the statewide registration system . Upon receipt of the list, the county auditor shalland remove from the files the registration cards of the voters reported to be deceased and make the appropriate changes in the statewide registration system. Subd. 2. [VOTER REGISTRATION CARD REMOVALRECORD CHANGES FOR DECEASED NONRESIDENTS.] Within 60 days after receiving notice of death of a voter who has died outside the county, the county auditor mayshall change the voter's status to "deceased" and remove from the files the original and duplicatevoter's registration cards of voters who have died outside of the county, after receiving notice of death. Notice must be in the form of a printed obituary or a written statement signed by a registered voter of the county. The county auditor shall also make the appropriate changes in the data base of the central registration system when voter registration cards are removed from the files.Presented to the governor May 6, 1993 Signed by the governor May 7, 1993, 2:48 p.m.