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204C.18 BALLOTS; SECRECY.

Subdivision 1.Party preferences; protection of secrecy.

The election judges shall make no entry or notation in the election register or anywhere else showing the political party to which a voter belongs or for which political party the voter voted. No election judge shall knowingly permit anyone in the polling place to make such an entry or notation.

Subd. 2.Ballots; identifying marks; penalty.

No voter, election judge, or other individual shall place at any time a mark as a means of identification upon any ballot handed to or cast by a voter or upon spoiled or discarded ballots, except the initials authorized by section 204C.09. A violation of this subdivision is a gross misdemeanor.

History:

1981 c 29 art 5 s 18; 1986 c 444