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204B.17 CHANGE OF POLLING PLACE BY ELECTION JUDGES.
When a designated polling place does not comply with the requirements of this chapter the
election judges of that precinct, on or before the opening of the polls on election day and upon
approval by the municipal clerk in municipalities or school districts or the county auditor in
unorganized territory, shall procure a polling place which is as near the designated polling place
as possible and which does comply with those requirements.
When a new polling place is procured by the election judges, they shall meet on election day
at the original polling place where they shall fill any vacancies in their number, publicly announce
the change in polling place to the voters who are present and post a notice in large print of the
change in a conspicuous place. They shall also post a notice in a location visible by voters who
vote from their motor vehicles as provided in section 204C.15, subdivision 2. Upon completing
these duties the election judges shall adjourn to the new polling place, where they shall post a
similar notice of the change in polling place. The election judges shall certify to the appropriate
governing body the expenses incurred because of the change. These expenses shall be paid as
part of the expenses of the election.
History: 1981 c 29 art 4 s 17; 1984 c 471 s 6; 1990 c 453 s 5