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    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 REMOVAL REPORT 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 shall and 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 REMOVAL RECORD CHANGES 
FOR DECEASED NONRESIDENTS.] Within 60 days after receiving 
notice of death of a voter who has died outside the county, the 
county auditor may shall change the voter's status to "deceased" 
and remove from the files the original and duplicate voter'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.