So far, the numbers have indicated that Minnesotans are on board in making the shift to voting by mail. As of Friday, the Secretary of State reported that 207,835 absentee ballot applications had been received. That compares to 8,964 applications at the same point in 2016.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon’s decision to strike deals with two groups suing Minnesota over the state’s witness requirement for absentee ballots drew quick criticism from Republicans, who called the deals an end-run around the Legislature by a DFL secretary of state and friendly plaintiffs.
Even if restrictions on gatherings subside in the wake of COVID-19, having voters come into voting precincts to cast ballots this fall — not to mention having poll workers staff election sites — might not be a wise option.
Why are voters’ party preferences not private? And is anybody trying to do anything about it?
The parties are calling the shots when it comes to Minnesota’s 2020 presidential primary. So why is the state paying for it?
That’s the question at the heart of a case now before the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Minnesota’s Safe at Home Program protects victims of abuse and stalking — but federal agencies don’t always cooperate with it.
What the parties do with the information is up to them, as long as they don’t use it for commercial purposes. The public will not have access to the same data.
Overall turnout was down compared to 2014, but Minnesota did reclaim its spot as the top state for voting in the U.S. Early voting may have had something to do with that.
There are quite a few steps between feeding your ballot into the tabulation machine and the election results, certified a few weeks later.
The Independence Party’s grasp on major party status is also on the bubble.
Like a little excitement in your election season? On Tuesday, the race for Minnesota secretary of state erupted into flaming talk of voter suppression and fraud at back-to-back (to back) news conferences.
Though voters might struggle to remember one from the other, there couldn’t be a greater contrast between the candidates for secretary of state.
Democrats who control the Legislature faced a midnight deadline Tuesday that would suspend the state’s current system of online registration.
“Everything is secondary to the budget,” says Senate Majority Leader-designate Tom Bakk.