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SPECIAL SESSION LAWS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
ENACTED AT THE
OCTOBER 28, 1916
JULIUS A. SCHMAHL
SECRETARY OF STATE
The annotations in bold-face type, preceding each section, are no part of the law, but are inserted as required by statute.
The matter in italics shows where a section of a law previously enacted has been changed.
JULIUS A. SCHMAHL,
Scoretary of Stale,
ENACTED AT THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE, OCTOBER TWENTY-EIGHT
CHAPTER 1--S. E. No. 1. An act to appropriate money for the payment of the mileage of the Members of the Legislature and the per diem of the Officers and Employes and all other expenses of the Legislature incident to the holding of the Special Session beginning October 28, 1916. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :
Section 1. $8,000 appropriated for mileage and expenses.That the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000), or so much thereof as may be found necessary, be and the same hereby is appropriated from the revenue fund for the payment of the mileage of the members of the legislature and for the payment of the per diem of the officers and employes thereof, and all the other expenses of the legislature for its special session beginning October 28, 1916.
Approved Oct. 28, 1916.
CHAPTER 2-H. F. No. 1. An act to provide a method by which legal voters of Jinnesota in the service of the United States as members of the Minnesota National Guard may vote. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :
Section 1. Application.- Whenever the Minnesota National Guard, or a majority of any regiment thereof, on the day of a general election in this State, is outside of the State of Minnesota and in the service of the United States, the provisions of this act shall apply to the voting of the members thereof.
Section 2. Duties of county auditor.—The auditors of the several counties of this State are hereby directed and required; first: to ascertain at least twenty (20) days before any election to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November in any even numbered year, and if any law be passed less than twenty (20) days before such election is to be held, then forth with after notice of the passage of the law, and forth with after the passage
of this act, the name of every member of the Minnesota National Guard in the active service of the United States entitled to vote within any precinct within his county, and the place (including name, street number or other description of the election district) where such person is entitled to vote; and, second; To mail to the Secretary of State, not later than the evening of the second Monday before election, all such information as he then has, and also to mail the evening of the next day to said Secretary of State any other such information as he may gain during the next day, with relation to the residence, if any, of any members of the National Guard residing within his said county. Every county auditor shall exercise all possible diligence to obtain such information and to transmit the same to the Secretary of State. Each county auditor shall with the first aforesaid information send to the said Secretary of State two proper county ballots for each such member of the National Guard found to be a resident and voter of his county, and two proper city ballots for each such voter of any city within such county, which city ballots shall be furnished to said county auditor by the clerk of each said city eight days before such election.
Section 3. Duties of Adjutant General.—The Adjutant General of the State of Minnesota shall transmit to the Secretary of State at least one week before the date of such general election, all such relevant facts as the muster rolls of the Minnesota National Guard show relative to the names of members of such National Guard who are voters in the State of Minnesota and the residence of each, stated with as much detail as the muster rolls show.
Section 4. Duties of Secretary of State.—The Secretary of State shall forthwith, and at least five (5) days before the date of such general election in such state, prepare a list of the legal voters in each regiment of the National Guard, so outside the State and shall also furnish for each person named in said list all such ballots as that person might use in voting were he at the place of his residence; which ballots shall be furnished said Secretary of State by the Legal State, County or Municipal Custodians thereof, respectively; a small envelope, printed on the back with the following words: (No name of any person is to be put on this envelope).
A blank affidavit, the body of which shall be as follows:
being duly sworn says that he is a member of Company (or Battery) Regiment of Infantry or Artillery, Minnesota National Guard; that he is............... years old; that he is entitled to vote in the precinct,
(City, Village or Town) of.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this.. day of November, 191......
Regiment, M. N. G.
(state official rank) Also a larger envelope which shall contain the smaller envelope, ballots, and the blank affidavit; and upon this larger envelope shall be printed : Voting papers of.......... Company (or Battery)
Regiment, M. N. G. or M. F. A., Residence: State........
Precinct. The larger envelope with the contents hereinbefore indicated for each soldier of each regiment of the National Guard shall be delivered to a Voting Commissioner, to be appointed and hold office as hereinafter provided.
Section 5. Governor to appoint voting commissioners, and duties of.—The Governor shall appoint one voting commissioner or more for each regiment of the National Guard, a majority of which is likely to be out of the State of Minnesota at the date of any such general election. The commissioner so appointed shall qualify and then obtain from the Secretary of State the large envelope and contents hereinabove described for each member of the regiment of the National Guard entitled to vote, for which he is appointed voting commissioner. He shall proceed to the place of location of the members of the regiment of the National Guard for which he has been appointed voting commissioner so as to reach said place at least by nine (9) o'clock of the day before the date of such general election and shall arrange for and attend to the distribution of the large envelopes and contents hereinbefore described to each of the soldiers of the National Guard to whom such envelopes respectively belong. On the day of such general election in Minnesota he shall arrange for and attend to the receiving back of the said envelopes, sealed, blanks on back properly filled, and shall provide for and attend to the transmittal of said envelopes and the contents to the Secretary of State, State of Minnesota, with all due speed, and shall deliver the same to the said Secretary of State.