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                            CHAPTER 145-S.F.No. 703 
                  An act relating to elections; allowing mail balloting 
                  in certain elections in additional cities and towns; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 204B.45, 
                  subdivision 1. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 204B.45, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORIZATION.] Any statutory or home rule 
        charter city or town A municipality having fewer than 400 
        registered voters on June 1 of an election year and not located 
        in a metropolitan county as defined by section 473.121 may 
        provide balloting by mail at any city municipal, county, or 
        state election with no polling place other than the office of 
        the auditor or clerk or other locations designated by the 
        auditor or clerk.  The governing body may apply to the county 
        auditor for permission to conduct balloting by mail.  The county 
        board may provide for balloting by mail in unorganized 
        territory.  The governing body of any municipality may designate 
        for mail balloting any precinct having fewer than 50 registered 
        voters, subject to the approval of the county auditor. 
           Voted ballots may be returned in person to any location 
        designated by the county auditor or municipal clerk. 
           Presented to the governor May 12, 1997 
           Signed by the governor May 13, 1997, 10:30 a.m.

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