Secretary of State
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Sen. Al Franken is praising President Barack Obama’s pick of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary.
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.
Minnesota officials say turnout in Tuesday’s election was about 76 percent of eligible voters.
There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.
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?
More than 3 million Minnesotans are expected to vote in Tuesday’s election. Minnesota is proud to lead the nation in voter turnout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.
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.
A lot of absentee voting is going on right now, so Norma Garfin asked: If you vote absentee, and die before Election Day, does it count?
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.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s effort to change the titles of two proposed constitutional amendments were rebuffed by the Minnesota Supreme Court last week.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a court challenge regarding the wording of constitutional amendments, slated for the November ballot.
With President Barack Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden messing up more and more on the campaign trail as time passes, rumors of Biden being sent home to Delaware for good have abounded since last Friday. Will Hillary Clinton step into his place to save the White House for Obama and the Democrats?
A Minneapolis Catholic Church has postponed a speech by Minnesota’s controversial secretary of state rather than canceling it outright.