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204B.21 APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION JUDGES.
    Subdivision 1. Appointment lists; duties of political parties and county auditor. On July
1 in a year in which there is an election for a partisan political office, the county or legislative
district chairs of each major political party, whichever is designated by the state party, shall
prepare a list of eligible voters to act as election judges in each election precinct in the county
or legislative district. The chairs shall furnish the lists to the county auditor of the county in
which the precinct is located.
By July 15, the county auditor shall furnish to the appointing authorities a list of the
appropriate names for each election precinct in the jurisdiction of the appointing authority.
Separate lists shall be submitted by the county auditor for each major political party.
    Subd. 2. Appointing authority; powers and duties. Election judges for precincts in a
municipality shall be appointed by the governing body of the municipality. Election judges for
precincts in unorganized territory and for performing election-related duties assigned by the
county auditor shall be appointed by the county board. Election judges for a precinct composed
of two or more municipalities must be appointed by the governing body of the municipality or
municipalities responsible for appointing election judges as provided in the agreement to combine
for election purposes. Appointments shall be made from lists furnished pursuant to subdivision 1
subject to the eligibility requirements and other qualifications established or authorized under
section 204B.19. If no lists have been furnished or if additional election judges are required after
all listed names have been exhausted, the appointing authority may appoint any other individual to
serve as an election judge subject to the same requirements and qualifications. The appointments
shall be made at least 25 days before the election at which the election judges will serve.
History: 1981 c 29 art 4 s 21; 1983 c 303 s 8; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 212 s 5; 1999 c 132 s 19