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House District 40A, Osseo District 279 School Board Forum

Wednesday, October 17

Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Avenue N

6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - House District 40A - Mike Nelson (DFL) and David True (R)

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Osseo, District 279 School Board Candidates
Elect 3 Osseo School Board Members, District 279 - Heidi R. Clayman, Jessica Craig, Kelsey Dawson Walton, David Dostal, Sizi G. Goyah, Dan Hobot, Miamon Queeglay, Cindy Shevlin-Woodcock, Tanya Simons
Special Election - James E. Burgett and Jackie Mosqueda-Jones

Osseo School District 279 Forum
Monday, October 22            7 to 8:30 p.m.
Maple Grove Middle School, 7000 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove, MN

Hennepin County Attorney Candidate Forum 

Tuesday, October 23          7 to 8:15 p.m.
North High School, 1500 James Ave N, Minneapolis

Candidates: Mike Freeman and Mark Haase

Sponsors: League of Women Voters Golden Valley, ACLU, National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota, Immigrant Law Center, Jewish Community Action


Congressional District 3 Media Debates
 - Erik Paulsen & Dean Phillips

TPT Almanac Debate           Friday, October 19           7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

KSTP at Issue Debate          Sunday, October 21         10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Almanac Gubernatorial Debate:  Jeff Johnson & Tim Walz

TPT Debate           Friday, November 2         7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


MPR U.S. Senate Debate and Gubernatorial Debate

Sunday, November 4

Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E Exchange St, St Paul, MN

5 p.m. - Karin Housley and Tina Smith

6 p.m. - Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz

    Free and open to the public


The debate will be streamed at mprnews.org and aired live on MPR News.










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

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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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