A Minnesota panel that led a pilot project around an electronic voter verification process is urging the Legislature to authorize a more extensive study this fall. The Electronic Roster Task Force was meeting Friday to finalize a report and proposed legislation.
Move over, San Francisco. Step aside, Honolulu. Nice try, New Orleans. The most romantic getaway in North America is none other than Pig’s Eye. Minnesota’s capital was just named the winner of USA Today’s “Best Romantic North American Getaway” poll.
With Minnesota’s new online voter registration system in legal limbo, state lawmakers are starting to map out a backup plan.
When it comes to the most romantic cities in the world, which ones comes to mind? Probably Paris, maybe Venice, perhaps even somewhere like Buenos Aires. How about adding Pig’s Eye to that list? Scoff if you must, but Minnesota’s capital is currently one of the finalists in USA Today’s “Best Romantic North American Getaway” poll.
A Minnesota task force studying a higher-tech voter verification process leaned away Monday from recommending that electronic poll books be mandatory in every precinct for the 2014 statewide election.
One: It was confusing. Two: It took far longer to count the ballots than supporters said it would. Three: It was a fix for a system that wasn’t broken. That is my ballot. What’s yours?
Minneapolis has a new Mayor!
Minnesota campaign finance regulators wrestled Tuesday with how to maintain adequate separation between candidates and political groups independently spending money on key races.
On Tuesday next week — Election Day — voters in Minneapolis will head to the polls to choose a new mayor and a new city council. But the process of counting the votes and declaring a winner in the mayor’s race is likely to be a lot more complicated than in years past — that’s because of the huge number of candidates and ranked-choice voting.
Jeanne Massey of FAIRVOTEmn joins Dave.
The Eden Prarie Republican met with Mark Ritchie yesterday.
The only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television, “People’s Choice Awards”, has announced that voting is now open for the 40th annual award show.
Online Voting Coming To Minnesota?
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.