Voter Amendment Handout PDF Print E-mail

your vote counts maybe notThis 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.

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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."

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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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