204C.035 DECEPTIVE PRACTICES IN ELECTIONS.
Subdivision 1. Criminal penalty.
No person shall knowingly deceive another person
regarding the time, place, or manner of conducting an election or the qualifications for or
restrictions on voter eligibility for an election, with the intent to prevent the individual from
voting in the election. A violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor.
Subd. 2. Reporting false election information.
Any person may report to the county auditor
or municipal clerk an act of deception regarding the time, place, or manner of conducting an
election or the qualifications for or restrictions on voter eligibility for an election. The election
official to whom the report was made shall provide accurate information to the person who
reported the incorrect information in a timely manner, and may provide information about the act
of deception and accurate information to mass media outlets in any affected area. The county
attorney may subsequently proceed under subdivision 1.
History: 2006 c 242 s 20