Voting amendment debate Tuesday: Arne Carlson vs. Mary Kiffmeyer

A debate on the proposed voting amendment will be held Tuesday night in Maplewood, with former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson arguing the “no” side and state Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer urging people to vote “yes.”

Sponsored by the Maplewood and Roseville Human Rights Commissions, the event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maplewood City Hall Council Chambers, 1830 E. County Road B.

The proposed amendment will be on the statewide ballot Nov. 6. If approved, it would require voters to provide a state-approved ID when voting and make other changes to voting procedures.

Carlson is co-chair of Our Vote, Our Future, the group opposing the amendment; Kiffmeyer, a former secretary of state, sponsored the amendment legislation in the state House.

In tonight’s debate, Carolyn Jackson, a lobbyist for the ACLU, which has worked against the amendment, will be in Carlson corner on the no side, while Dan McGrath, chair of the ProtectMyVote.com group will join Kiffmeyer to argue in favor.

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