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211B.11 ELECTION DAY PROHIBITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Soliciting near polling places.

A person may not display campaign material, post signs, ask, solicit, or in any manner try to induce or persuade a voter within a polling place or within 100 feet of the building in which a polling place is situated, or anywhere on the public property on which a polling place is situated, on primary or election day to vote for or refrain from voting for a candidate or ballot question. A person may not provide political badges, political buttons, or other political insignia to be worn at or about the polling place on the day of a primary or election. A political badge, political button, or other political insignia may not be worn at or about the polling place on primary or election day. This section applies to areas established by the county auditor or municipal clerk for absentee voting as provided in chapter 203B.

Nothing in this subdivision prohibits the distribution of "I VOTED" stickers as provided in section 204B.49.

[See Note.]

Subd. 2.

[Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79]

Subd. 3.Transportation of voters to polling place; penalty.

A person transporting a voter to or from the polling place may not ask, solicit, or in any manner try to induce or persuade a voter on primary or election day to vote or refrain from voting for a candidate or ballot question.

Subd. 4.Penalty.

Violation of this section is a petty misdemeanor.

NOTE: See Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, 138 S.Ct. 1976 (2018) for discussion of constitutionality of subdivision 1.

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