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Voter Amendment Flyers

Voter Amendment Handout

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This is a full page two sided handout for forums and other events related to the Voter Amendment.  On the first page is documented MN's leadership in having an election system which comes closer to the one person one vote ideal of democracy.  The handout explains the main  things that Minnesota does to achieve this goal.  On the back is an explanation of how the amendment would change Minnesota from the state that has minimized obstacles to voting to the state that has the greatest barriers to voting.  Also covered is the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council in crafting the model legislation for bills and amendments that suppress voting in the U.S.Download the handout.

LWVMN Half Page Flyer

 

The League of Women Voters MN created a half page flyer giving the main effects of the Elections Amendment on MN Voters.  They include a new system of provisional voting, the end of same day registration, restrictions on absentee voting, and strict photo ID requirements.  Download the flyer.

Safeguards in MN's Top Notch Election System

 

Minnesota has a top of the line centralized database for voter registration.  The voter registration database is continually updated from information from the Social Security, Driver and Vehicle, Postal Change of Address, list of felons who have not had their voting rights reinstated, and list of residents who are not citizens.  See the details by downloading the factsheet on MN's election system from the Secretary of State:  Safeguards in Minnesota's Election System.



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In June 2012, Think Again MN launched a history series that examines politics and policy-making in Minnesota during the last century from the immediate post World War II years up through the 1990s. That era witnessed fierce legislative battles at the State Capitol but it was also a time of shared values that cut across partisan lines. 

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MN's Leading Election System

MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

Oregon's Automatic Voter Registration

How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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