Laws regulating Election Day campaign activities

Campaign Signs and Amplified Sound

SubjectLaw
Campaign signs on vehiclesCity Ordinance 466.280 & 543.50
Campaign signs
  • On residential and/or commercial property
  • Posted without consent of owner
City Ordinance 543.380
MN Statute 173.15
Campaign signs on city right of wayCity Ordinance 543.380
Campaign signs on county or state right of wayMN Statute 173.15
Amplified sound - stationary persons with bullhorns, loud-speakers, PA systems, etc.City Ordinance 389.105
Amplified sound vehicles - mobile bullhorns, loud-speakers, PA systems, etc.City Ordinance 275

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Campaign Activity In or Near a Polling Place

SubjectLaw
The only persons allowed in polling place:
  • voters and their minor children - Voter’s Bill of Rights
  • persons registering to vote
  • vouchers while in the process of vouching
  • persons assisting a voter at that voter’s request
  • representatives of Sec of State/County Auditor/City Clerk/School District Clerk
  • Election Judges
  • appointed challengers
  • media - see M.S. 204C.06 Subd. 8
MN Statute 204C.06 Subd. 2
No one (other than election judges, voters and exit pollers) shall stand (linger):
  • within 100 feet of a building that is a polling place
  • on the public property (park, school, library, public housing) on which a polling place is situated
MN Statute 204C.06 Subd. 1
No campaigning on Election Day:
  • within 100 feet of the building that is a polling place
  • on the public property (park, school, library, public housing) on which a polling place is located
MN Statute 211B.11 Subd. 1
No campaigning on Election Day while transporting a voter to or from the pollsMN Statute 211B.11 Subd. 3
Conduct allowed in polling place – no one except individuals receiving, marking, or depositing ballots shall approach within six feet of a voting booth, ballot counter, or electronic voting equipment, unless lawfully authorized to do so by an election judge or the individual is an election judge monitoring the operation of the ballot counter or electronic voting equipment.MN Statute 204C.06 Subd. 2
Damaging or removing election materials is not allowed
  • gross misdemeanor
  • felony
MN Statute 204.06 Subd. 3
MN Statute 204.06 Subd. 4
No disorderly conduct in a polling placeMN Statute 204C.06 Subd. 5
Peace Officers not allowed within 50 feet of polling place except to vote or respond to request for aidMN Statute 204C.06 Subd. 6
Liquor and intoxicated persons not allowedMN Statute 204C.06 Subd. 7

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