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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new study ranks Minnesota near the top for the way it handles its elections.

All 50 states were ranked by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Minnesota earned high marks for both the 2008 and 2010 elections, with factors including high voter turnout and a low number of registration rejections.

“I am both honored and proud that we ranked so high in the past elections and I look forward to us ranking even higher as they do future evaluations,” Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said.

One improvement Ritchie will be pushing in the future is online registration.

Right now Minnesota voters are able to look up their registration to make sure they’re current, but several other states allow voters to register online, a system Minnesota is hoping to implement.

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