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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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Minn. Lawmakers End Push To Open Voting Early

Minnesota Democrats are giving up for the year on a push to change election law so people could start voting weeks before Election Day.

05/15/2013

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Mpls. Charter School Could Close After Losing Sponsor

Emily O. Goodridge-Grey Accelerated Charter School has been told its main source of funding won’t be renewed.

03/12/2013

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Senate Panel Studies Expanded Minn. Voting Window

A bill to open Minnesota voting booths two weeks before an election and allow voting on weekends is being aired for the first time.

02/20/2013

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Ritchie: Minnesota Officially No. 1 In Voting

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to voters.

11/27/2012

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Walker Says He Wants To End Same-Day Registration In Wis.

Gov. Scott Walker says he would sign a bill that ends same-day voter registration in Wisconsin, but he won’t make doing away with it a priority.

11/26/2012

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Ballot Hand Counts End In Mpls.

The hand counting of ballots from three Minneapolis precincts has wrapped up after technical printing errors caused some ballots to be un-scannable.

11/09/2012

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Minnesota’s Voter ID: What Was Supposed To Pass — Didn’t

Minnesota voters have shot down the Voter ID amendment, but even just a few weeks ago, it had overwhelming support. So, how did this happen?

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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Minn. Voters Decide On Gay Marriage, Photo ID

Minnesota voters voted on two major changes to their state constitution Tuesday, proposals to prohibit gay marriage and require photo identification for voting that sparked campaigns far more heated than usual for constitutional amendments.

11/06/2012

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Minn. Exit Poll: Gender Gap On Amendment

Voters’ views of Tuesday’s elections, according to a preliminary exit poll conducted in Minnesota for The Associated Press:

11/06/2012

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Feds Get Calls About Minn. Restaurants Treating Voters

Federal authorities on the lookout for election fraud say they’ve received calls about restaurants and coffee shops offering freebies to people wearing “I voted” stickers.

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: Election Night In The WCCO Newsroom

There’s always excitement in the air in a TV Newsroom on Election night. Everyone’s working at night. People are fanning out across the state to cover all the big races: the amendments, the competitive U.S. […]

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: How Much Do We Spend On ‘I Voted’ Stickers?

It’s probably the most Instagrammed and Facebooked photo of the day: the red “I Voted” sticker. Cindi Houtkooper from Minneapolis emailed, Greg Swan from Chaska tweeted asking: How much do we spend on the stickers? Who pays for them?

11/06/2012

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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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