The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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April 9, 2014

Our View: Voting system deserves top ranking

Why it matters: Minnesota has a strong tradition of voting participation and access

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Minnesota’s same day registration, available since 1974, has a high participation rate of half a million people. Minnesota also had online tools to help people check their registration, their absentee ballot, polling place location and also offers viewing of sample ballots. Online registration was approved in 2013.

Minnesota, its elected officials and election administrators can be proud of a strong record of voting access and participation. We’ve long known we excel in this area. The Pew report confirms that.

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