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205A.09 VOTING HOURS.
    Subdivision 1. Metropolitan area school districts. At a school district election in a school
district located in whole or in part within a metropolitan county included in the definition of
metropolitan area in section 200.02, subdivision 24, the school board, by resolution adopted
before giving notice of the election, may designate the time during which the polling places will
remain open for voting at the next succeeding and all later school district elections. The polling
places must open no later than 10:00 a.m. and close no earlier than 8:00 p.m. The resolution shall
remain in force until it is revoked by the school board.
    Subd. 2. Other school districts. At a school district election in a school district other than
one described in subdivision 1, the school board, by resolution adopted before giving notice of the
election, may designate the time during which the polling places will remain open for voting at
the next succeeding and all later school district elections. All polling places must be open between
the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The resolution must remain in force until it is revoked by the
school board or changed because of request by voters as provided in this subdivision. If a petition
requesting longer voting hours, signed by a number of voters equal to 20 percent of the votes cast
at the last school district election, is presented to the school district clerk no later than 30 days
before a school district election, then the polling places for that election must open at 10:00 a.m.
and close at 8:00 p.m. The school district clerk must give ten days' published notice and posted
notice of the changed voting hours and notify appropriate county auditors of the change.
History: 1987 c 266 art 1 s 56; 1990 c 453 s 14; 1994 c 646 s 21; 2005 c 156 art 6 s 55