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Members are encouraged to contact their legislators and ask for support for the establishment of early voting.
(Published Mar 11, 2013)
Tomorrow, Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley)’s bill to establish early voting, HF 334, will be heard in the House Elections committee for the first time. The Senate companion has been included in the Senate omnibus elections bill (SF 667, Article 2) and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Finance committee.
Minnesota is only one of 15 states that does not allow for no-excuse absentee voting or early voting. All surrounding states (North and South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin) and many others, offer both early voting and no-excuse absentee voting.
The League of Minnesota Cities supports the establishment of an early voting process and members are encouraged to contact their legislators and ask for their support. Sharing your city’s elections experience and how early voting would ease administrative costs is essential so that your legislators know why this bill is important to cities. For more information on the League’s position on early voting, see SD-62 of our 2013 City Policies (p. 40).
We need your help!
Contact your legislators to inform them about how early voting would impact your city and encourage them to support the establishment of early voting.
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