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205A.11 PRECINCTS; POLLING PLACES.
    Subdivision 1. Established precincts. School district elections must be conducted in the
precincts, or when the school district boundary divides a precinct, parts of precincts that have
been established by the county or municipal governing bodies as provided in section 204B.14. If
an election other than the school district election is being held in any part of a precinct, all the
voters of the precinct must vote at the polling place designated for the precinct as provided
in section 204B.14.
    Subd. 2. Combined polling place. When no other election is being held in two or more
precincts on the day of a school district election, the school board may designate one or more
combined polling places at which the voters in those precincts may vote in the school district
election.
    Subd. 2a. Notice of special elections. The school district clerk shall prepare a notice to the
voters who will be voting in a combined polling place for a school district special election. The
notice must include the following information: the date of the election, the hours of voting, and
the location of the voter's polling place. The notice must be sent by nonforwardable mail to every
affected household in the school district with at least one registered voter. The notice must be
mailed no later than 14 days before the election. The mailed notice is not required for a school
district special election that is held on the day of the school district primary or general election,
the Tuesday following the second Monday in September, the Tuesday following the first Monday
in November, or for a special election conducted entirely by mail. In addition, the mailed notice
is not required for voters residing in a township if the school district special election is held on
the second Tuesday in March and the town general election is held on that day. A notice that is
returned as undeliverable must be forwarded immediately to the county auditor.
    Subd. 3. Procedure. The school board must notify the county auditor within 30 days after
the establishment of a polling place as provided in this section. The notice must include a list
of the precincts that will be voting at each polling place. The school board must send the notice
required by section 204B.16, subdivision 1a, after a polling place is established as provided in this
section, but no additional notices of this kind are required for any subsequent similar elections
until the location of the polling place or the combination of precincts voting at the polling place is
changed. The secretary of state shall provide a single polling place roster for use in any polling
place established as provided in this section. A single set of election judges must be appointed
to serve in the polling place. The number of election judges required must be based on the total
number of persons voting at the last similar election in all the precincts to be voting at the single
polling place. A single ballot box may be provided for all the ballots.
History: 1987 c 266 art 1 s 58; 1990 c 453 s 17; 1994 c 607 s 6; 1995 c 8 s 7,8