With voters having rejected a photo ID requirement, Minnesota lawmakers are testing out electronic polling place rosters intended to make verifying voters easier and more accurate.
Top Republican legislators want an independent review of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s move to allow online voter registration. Four prominent GOP lawmakers accuse Ritchie of using “dubious authority” to set up the system without explicit legislative permission.
Minnesota can now register to vote from their computers or other remote devices, giving them an alternative to filling out a paper form. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s office announced the launch of the online voter registration system on Thursday.
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.
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.
A longtime Democratic legislator says she’s moving ahead with a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state.
MN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie talks with Chad about why he has decided not to run for reelection in 2014.
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.
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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.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to voters.
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.
There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.
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.