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206.56 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in chapter 200 and in this section apply to sections 206.55 to 206.90.

Subd. 2. Automatic tabulating equipment. "Automatic tabulating equipment" includes apparatus necessary to automatically examine and count votes designated on ballot cards, and data processing machines which can be used for counting ballots and tabulating results.

Subd. 3. Ballot. "Ballot" includes ballot cards and paper ballots.

Subd. 4. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79

Subd. 5. Ballot card. "Ballot card" means a ballot which is marked so that votes may be counted by automatic tabulating equipment.

Subd. 6. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79

Subd. 7. Counting center. "Counting center" means a place selected by the governing body of a municipality where an electronic voting system is used for the automatic processing and counting of ballots.

Subd. 8. Electronic voting system. "Electronic voting system" means a system in which the voter records votes by means of marking a ballot, which is designed so that votes may be counted by automatic tabulating equipment at a counting center.

Subd. 9. Marking device. "Marking device" means any approved device for marking a ballot with ink or other substance which will enable the ballot to be tabulated by means of automatic tabulating equipment.

Subd. 10. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79

Subd. 11. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79

Subd. 12. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79

Subd. 13. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79

Subd. 14. Question. "Question" means a statement of any constitutional amendment, local ordinance, charter amendment, or other proposition being submitted to the voters at an election.

Subd. 15. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79

Subd. 16. User list. "User list" means a list of the chief election officials of each county and municipality responsible for preparation of a program to be used with an electronic voting system or for administration of a counting center.

Subd. 17. Municipality. "Municipality" means city, town, or school district.

HIST: 1984 c 447 s 2; 1986 c 362 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 266 art 1 s 61; 1997 c 147 s 48-52