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    Subdivision 1. Duties of county auditor. Each county auditor shall provide training for all
election judges who are appointed to serve at any election to be held in the county. The county
auditor shall also provide a procedure for emergency training of election judges elected to fill
vacancies. The county auditor may delegate to a municipal election official the duty to provide
training of election judges in that municipality or school district.
    Subd. 2. Rules of secretary of state. The secretary of state shall adopt rules establishing
programs for the training of county auditors, local election officials, and election judges by
county auditors as required by this section.
    Subd. 3. Trained election judges; number required. Each election precinct in which less
than 100 individuals voted at the last state general election shall have at least two election judges
who are members of different major political parties who have received training as required in
this section. In every other election precinct, no individual may serve as an election judge who
has not received training as required by subdivision 1.
    Subd. 4. Training for local election officials. At least once every two years, the county
auditor shall conduct training sessions for the municipal and school district clerks in the county.
The training sessions must be conducted in the manner provided by the secretary of state. No local
election official may administer an election without receiving training from the county auditor.
History: 1981 c 29 art 4 s 25; 1987 c 266 art 1 s 28; 1999 c 250 art 1 s 86,87