language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to elections; requiring voting systems accessible to individuals with disabilities in township elections;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 206.57, subdivision 5.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
In federal and state elections held after December 31, 2005, and in county, municipal, and school district elections held after December 31, 2007, the voting method used in each polling place must include a voting system that is accessible for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation, including privacy and independence, as for other voters.
Presented to the governor September 11, 2007
Signed by the governor September 12, 2007, 2:55 a.m.