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I can tell you firsthand it’s a simple process to vouch for an unregistered voter

At Sanford Middle School in South Minneapolis, I got in line with hundreds of people who wanted to vote before work.
I got there at 7:50 a.m. and finished voting at 9:05 a.m. By then, I was voter number 462. When I left, the line was down to just a few dozen people.

While in line, I noticed a woman with a bright red bike helmet, and it turns out we are casual acquaintances. She works in a local coffee shop.

She hadn’t registered to vote yet, so I vouched for her. It was the first time I’ve done that. It’s quite simple: You just need a registration number, address and signature. The poll worker was helpful, making the process easy and quick.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Skyler Kehren on 11/04/2008 - 11:33 am.

    I’ll be trekking over to Van Cleve Park with my electric bill later in the afternoon.

  2. Submitted by William Levin on 11/04/2008 - 12:28 pm.

    Frankly, that registration is this easy concerns me a great deal (no reflection on those individuals posting here, I hasten to add). Especially as this story accompanies David Brauer’s link to Fox9’s story about 93 convicted felons being registered.

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