STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Election Notebook: Voter ID amendment takes spotlight
Debate about a proposed constitutional amendment requiring Minnesota voters to show photographic identification intensified Wednesday.
Among the disputes, the two sides of the question appearing on t... Posted on 10/24/12 at 5:42 PM
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that over 180,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 114,383 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. Ritchie also reminded voters that the absentee ballot period ends November 5.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie recently announced that more than 100,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 41,208 have already been returned by the voter and accepted.
Minnesota Supreme Court justices are considering whether a question about voter photo identification on the November 6 ballot is misleading.
More fundamentally, they are asking themselves if they even have the authority to deal with the issue.
The absentee voting period for the state primary election, which began June 29, will end August 13.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters to use the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s online tool to check the status of their absentee ballots.
The 20,000 or so Minnesotans voting via absentee ballots may seem insignificant, but given the results of the 2008 U.S. Senate race, which ended little more than a year ago after an extended battle over absentee ballots, they take on new importance this year.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters who will be away from home or otherwise unable to make it to their polling locations on August 10 that they can vote absentee in the state primary beginning Friday, June 25.
Gordon Diekman and Ashley Secord-Holmes have a lot in common. Both are 2008 Jefferson High School graduates and first-year out-of-state college students. Both voted in their first election this year. And neither had their vote count.
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