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205.16 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 675 art 13 s 1]
205.16 NOTICE.
    Subdivision 1. Publication and posting. In every municipality, the municipal clerk shall,
except as otherwise provided in this section, give two weeks' published notice, and may also give
ten days' posted notice, of the election, stating the time of the election, the location of each polling
place, the offices to be filled, and all propositions or questions to be voted upon at the election. In
a city of the fourth class or a town not located within a metropolitan county as defined in section
473.121, the governing body may dispense with publication of the notice of the municipal general
election, in which case ten days' posted notice shall be given. The municipal clerk shall also post
a copy of the notice in the clerk's office for public inspection.
    Subd. 2. Sample ballot, publication. For every municipal election, the municipal clerk
shall, at least one week before the election, publish a sample ballot in the official newspaper of the
municipality, except that the governing body of a fourth class city or a town not located within a
metropolitan county as defined in section 473.121 may dispense with publication.
    Subd. 3. Sample ballot, posting. For every municipal election, the municipal clerk shall at
least four days before the election post a sample ballot in the clerk's office for public inspection,
and post a sample ballot in each polling place on election day.
    Subd. 4. Notice to auditor. At least 53 days prior to every municipal election, the municipal
clerk shall provide a written notice to the county auditor, including the date of the election,
the offices to be voted on at the election, and the title and language for each ballot question to
be voted on at the election.
    Subd. 5. Notice to secretary of state. At least 46 days prior to every municipal election for
which a notice is provided to the county auditor under subdivision 4, the county auditor shall
provide a notice of the election to the secretary of state, in a manner and including information
prescribed by the secretary of state.
History: 1959 c 675 art 6 s 16; 1976 c 2 s 77,78; 1976 c 44 s 11; 1978 c 572 s 6,7; 1981 c
29 art 7 s 38; 1983 c 62 s 6; 1989 c 291 art 1 s 20; 1991 c 227 s 21; 1994 c 646 s 12,13; 1999 c
132 s 33; 2004 c 293 art 2 s 35,36