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DFL Rep. Simon Joins Minn. Secretary Of State Race

Another Democratic state lawmaker is joining the race for Minnesota secretary of state. State Rep. Steve Simon of Hopkins announced his plans Tuesday. He is chairman of the House Elections Committee.

08/06/2013

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Former Minn. Lawmaker To Seek Top Elections Post

A third Democrat says he’s filing paperwork to begin a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state. Former Rep. Jeremy Kalin planned to join the race Tuesday. Two others, state Rep. Debra Hilstrom and veteran elections administrator Rachel Larson Bohman, are also running.

07/09/2013

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DFL Lawmaker To Run For Minn. Secretary Of State

A longtime Democratic legislator says she’s moving ahead with a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state.

06/20/2013

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Secretary Of State Mark Ritchie

MN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie talks with Chad about why he has decided not to run for reelection in 2014.

06/04/2013

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Secretary Of State Ritchie Not Seeking Re-Election

Mark Ritchie, the Minnesota secretary of state and elections chief who steered the state through contentious back-to-back recounts including U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s slim victory over Republican Norm Coleman, said Tuesday that he will not run for a third term next year.

06/04/2013

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Minnesota Gets High Marks On Its Elections

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.

02/06/2013

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4 DFLers Face Off In Primary For Open House Seat

There will be a special primary election at the end of January for four Democrats vying to fill an open southern Minnesota state House seat.

01/17/2013

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Ritchie: Minnesota Officially No. 1 In Voting

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to voters.

11/27/2012

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Minn. Election Results To Get Sign-Off From Board

Most of Minnesota’s 2012 election results are on the verge of becoming official. The five-member State Canvassing Board planned to ratify vote counts for races across the state.

11/27/2012

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Some Voting Problems Reported At Minneapolis Polls

There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.

11/07/2012

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Some Mpls. Precincts Dealing With Mechanical Issue

The city of Minneapolis says voting machines in a small number of its precincts are experiencing mechanical issues. City Clerk Casey Carl says the issue is affecting about 10 of the city’s 117 precincts.

11/06/2012

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Voters Report Hour-Plus Waits At Twin Cities Polls

Minnesota polling precincts have opened across the state to welcome waiting voters. Light drizzle was falling in the eastern part of the state, but was moving out and a dry day was forecast.

11/06/2012

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Will The Dead Vote In Minnesota?

What happens if someone dies between the time they cast their absentee ballot and Election Day? Does the vote count? How do election officials know?

11/06/2012

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Minn. Official Sees Turnout Of About 3 Million

Minnesota’s top election official says he expects about 3 million state residents to vote by the close of polls on Tuesday.

11/05/2012

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MN May Lead U.S. In Voter Turnout Yet Again

If the numbers that have come across the desk of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie are correct, the state is on track to again lead the U.S. in voter turnout.

11/05/2012

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Ritchie: Expect Voting Results Delays In St. Louis County

State officials think we might have to wait some time before learning the election results. So if you’re staying up Tuesday night to see how things shake out, expect that it will be a late night.

11/05/2012

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Statewide Results For 2012 Election Could Be Latest Ever

It could be a late night before we know the results of this year’s election.

11/04/2012

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Who Do I Vote For? ‘My Ballot’ Helps Answer Voting Questions

It’s a question often heard in the days before the election. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hears it every season. Between registration, absentee ballots and changing districts, voters don’t know where to go or who to vote for.

11/02/2012

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Ritchie: 183,000+ Absentee Ballots Cast As Elections Approach

We’re less than a week away from one of the most important elections in the nation’s history, and thousands of Minnesotans have already voted.

11/01/2012

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Early Voting Becoming More Popular In Minnesota

Twelve days before the election, and tens of thousands of Minnesotans have already cast their ballots.

10/25/2012

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Ritchie: More Than 70,000 Absentee Ballots Already Cast In MN

Of the over 140,000 of Minnesota voters who have requested absentee ballots, 70,899 have already been returned by the voter and accepted, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced Thursday.

10/18/2012

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Deadline Arrives For Minn. Voters To Pre-Register

Minnesota voters who don’t want to bring ID or other documentation on Election Day face a Tuesday deadline to pre-register to vote.

10/16/2012

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Over 41,000 Minnesota Absentee Ballots Cast So Far

One of the most critical Presidential elections in history is a little more than three weeks away, and many of those who won’t be able to vote on Election Day are already sending in their absentee ballots.

10/11/2012

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Over 21,000 Absentee Ballots Cast So Far In Minn.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced Friday that of the more than 77,000 Minnesotans who requested absentee ballots, over 21,000 ballots have already been returned and accepted.

10/05/2012

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