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201.1611 POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION VOTER REGISTRATION.
    Subdivision 1. Forms. All postsecondary institutions that enroll students accepting state or
federal financial aid shall provide voter registration forms to each student as early as possible in
the fall quarter. All school districts shall make available voter registration applications each May
and September to all students registered as students of the school district who will be eligible to
vote at the next election after those months. A school district has no obligation to provide voter
registration applications to students who participate in a postsecondary education option program
or who otherwise reside in the district but do not attend a school operated by the district. A school
district fulfills its obligation to a student under this section if it provides a voter registration
application to the student one time. The forms must contain spaces for the information required
in section 201.071, subdivision 1, and applicable rules of the secretary of state. The institutions
and school districts may request these forms from the secretary of state. Institutions shall consult
with their campus student government in determining the most effective means of distributing
the forms and in seeking to facilitate election day registration of students under section 201.061,
subdivision 3
. School districts must advise students that completion of the voter registration
application is not a school district requirement.
    Subd. 2. Student voter registration. A copy of each completed voter registration form
must be sent to the county auditor of the county in which the voter maintains residence or to the
secretary of state as soon as possible. All completed voter registration forms must be forwarded
no later than 21 days before the general election.
History: 1991 c 227 s 8; 1996 c 398 s 57; 2004 c 293 art 2 s 10