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204B.28 Clerks; election supplies; duties.

Subdivision 1. Training program for election officials. Before each state primary, each county auditor shall conduct a training program for local election officials. The county auditor may require the municipal clerks and the chairs of the election boards in the county to meet for this training program before the election at a time and place set by the county auditor. The training program shall include instruction in election procedures and the duties of municipal clerks and election judges. The chairs of the election boards shall be compensated by the municipalities for the incidental expenses incurred by them to attend a training program.

Subd. 2. Election supplies; duties of county auditors and clerks. Except as otherwise provided for absentee ballots in section 204B.35, subdivision 4, the county auditor shall complete the preparation of the election materials for which the auditor is responsible at least four days before every state primary and state general election. At any time after all election materials are available from the county auditor but not later than four days before the election each municipal clerk shall secure from the county auditor:

(a) The forms that are required for the conduct of the election;

(b) Any printed voter instruction materials furnished by the secretary of state;

(c) Any other instructions for election officers; and

(d) A sufficient quantity of the official ballots, registration files, envelopes for ballot returns, and other supplies and materials required for each precinct in order to comply with the provisions of the Minnesota election law. The county auditor may furnish the election supplies to the municipal clerks in the same manner as the supplies are furnished to precincts in unorganized territory pursuant to section 204B.29, subdivision 1.

HIST: 1981 c 29 art 4 s 28; 1981 c 217 s 5; 1984 c 560 s 12; 1986 c 444; 1990 c 585 s 25

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