The League supports establishing a true early voting system.
(Published Feb 17, 2015)
(Updated Feb 23, 2015)
1. Get Informed
The League supports the establishment of a true early voting system (see SD-64 of the 2015 City Policies (pdf)). The League’s Board of Director’s adopted this issue as one of its 2015 legislative priorities.
The bill would establish early voting 15 days prior to Election Day through 5 p.m. on the third day before the election. Pending certification of statewide systems and voting equipment to administer early voting by the secretary of state, the law would be effective for elections held on or after Aug. 1, 2015.
Co-authors of SF 414 include: Sens. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis), Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley), John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin), and Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan).
2. Take Action
City officials and staff are encouraged to contact their legislators to inform them of early voting and encourage their support by:
3. Stay Involved
Continue to inform and advocate with your representatives and senators on the issue of early voting as the bills move through the legislative process.
Be sure to let League staff know when you’ve passed resolutions, contacted your legislators, or if legislators have questions that League staff can follow up on.
Stay up to date on this legislation and others by following League staff on Twitter (access IGR staff Twitter handles), subscribing to Capitol Updates, and responding to action alert messages sent by League staff.
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