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Dayton Wants Lawmaker OK For Online Voter Signup

Gov. Mark Dayton says he supports letting Minnesota voters register online, but believes Secretary of State Mark Ritchie should have had the Legislature’s OK before implementing the system.

10/22/2013

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Hearing To Assess Electronic Voting Roster Costs

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.

10/09/2013

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GOP Lawmakers Question New Minnesota Voter Portal

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.

10/07/2013

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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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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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Sen. Franken Calls Hagel ‘War Hero’

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is praising President Barack Obama’s pick of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary.

01/07/2013

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Opinion: Susan Rice Thrown Under Democrat’s Bus And Tied Down

It is becoming more and more clear that it was liberal-leaning politicians who threw her under the bus and they are also the ones who are keeping her under the bus.

11/30/2012

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State: Minn. Voter Turnout At 76 Percent

Minnesota officials say turnout in Tuesday’s election was about 76 percent of eligible voters.

11/07/2012

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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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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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Tips On How To Successfully Cast Your Ballot

More than 3 million Minnesotans are expected to vote in Tuesday’s election. Minnesota is proud to lead the nation in voter turnout.

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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