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Group helps students resolve precinct voting question over registration

Election Protection spokesman Mike Dean just issued a news release saying that student voters in Minneapolis had been turned away at the polls because rent statements from their student housing co-op were addressed to election officials rather than to the students.

The release says that Election Protection asked for, and received, a ruling from the secretary of state’s office clarifying that the co-op could issue corrected rent statements addressed to the students to use proof of residency.

“Minneapolis officials immediately implemented the ruling,” the statement reads. “The co-op immediately began issuing revised rent statements that will allow these students to vote.”

Election Protection is a national legal project sponsored locally by nonprofits, including Common Cause, the Council of Nonprofits and TakeAction Minnesota.

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