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Ritchie Reflects On 8 Eventful Years As Secretary Of State

The final election results are in: Minnesota had its lowest voter turnout since 1986. The state canvassing board officially certified the 2014 voter turnout at 50.5 percent. It’s one of the last official acts for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

11/25/2014

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Minnesota Voter Turnout Falls To 50 Percent

Minnesota’s pride in its voter turnout took a beating this midterm election, with only about half of eligible voters taking the trouble to show up. Unofficial numbers from the secretary of state estimate Tuesday’s turnout at 50.31 percent, well below the projection of 55 to 60 percent.

11/05/2014

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Walker Sends Mixed Signals About 2016 Plans

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election secures his reputation as a conservative hero and possible presidential contender and will make it more difficult for opponents to reverse his restrictions on public sector unions, tax cuts and other business-friendly policies.

11/05/2014

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Wisconsin Election Officials Say Turnout Is Strong

Wisconsin election officials say turnout is on pace to meet predictions of about 2.5 million voters or about 56.5 percent of the voting-age population.

11/04/2014

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Despite Early Voting, Minnesotans Head To Polls In Big Numbers

Minnesotans are proud to say they lead the nation in turnout, and a change in state law meant some people voted early instead of waiting for Election Day.

11/04/2014

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Minnesota Voter Turnout Projection: 55-60 Percent

Minnesota’s secretary of state is projecting voter turnout of 55 to 60 percent in this midterm election. Mark Ritchie’s projection would be right in line with recent history. Nearly 56 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot four years ago.

11/04/2014

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What To Expect As Voters Hit The Polls For Election Day

The polls are open and ballots are being cast across the state Tuesday as political candidates wait to see if they’ll be voted into office. According to the Pew Research Center, voter turnout is typically lower for the midterm elections, but Minneapolis election official Anissa Hollingshead said that’s not always the case here.

11/04/2014

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Minn. Primary Turnout Topped 10 Percent — Barely

Certified results from last week’s Minnesota primary show just more than 10 percent of the state’s eligible voters cast ballots. The turnout figure was announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the state canvassing board.

08/19/2014

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Reality Check: Voter Turnout Expected To Be Low In Primary Election

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is estimating a low turnout for Tuesday’s statewide primary election. Out of 3.1 million Minnesota voters, only 10-15 percent will turn out, according to Ritchie.

08/11/2014

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11-6-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Is Betsy Hodges the winner in Minneapolis’ Mayoral race?

11/06/2013

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MN Known For High Voter Turnout, But 700,000 Not Registered

On National Voter Registration Day, organizers are out trying to encourage more people to register to vote. There are still 700,000 eligible voters who haven’t registered.

09/24/2013

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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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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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How Much Does Weather Impact Voter Turnout?

It seems like every year we talk about what sort of impact the weather could have on the election. But Election Day snow is actually a rarity in Minnesota. Only twice in the last century has the Twin Cities seen even an inch of snow on Election Day.

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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