ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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.
Ritchie’s office launched online voter registration last month. Dayton, a fellow Democrat, says Tuesday it’s a good idea but should have legislative support.READ MORE: Weeks After Deadline, Still No Deal For Frontline Worker Pay
The system can be used by new registrants or by those who want to update existing registration.READ MORE: Where Have All The Workers Gone? And When Are They Coming Back?
Some leading Republican lawmakers as well as the Democratic chairwoman of a Senate committee on election law also say lawmakers should sign off on it.
Ritchie’s office has pointed to a law that recognizes electronic records in government as justification. His spokesman did not return immediately return a call seeking comment on Dayton’s remarks.MORE NEWS: Former Chief Public Defender Mary Moriarty Announces Campaign For Hennepin County Attorney
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