Minnesota Poised to Improve Democracy, Make Elections More Accessible

Common Cause Minnesota backs ensuring every vote counts equally 

ST. PAUL, MN — Today, Gov. Walz signed into law HF3, also known as the Democracy for the People Act legislation that protects the freedom to vote and makes participating in democracy more accessible for Minnesotans. Last week, the bill passed the MN Senate in a 34-33 vote and passed the MN House by 70-57 earlier in April.

Key provisions in the bill include: 

  • Establishing automatic voter registration
  • Pre-registering 16- and 17-year-olds
  • Increasing transparency and closing dark money loopholes
  • Requiring sample ballots and voting instructions be multilingual
  • Prohibiting voter intimidation

“In Minnesota, we believe every voice deserves to be heard and every vote must be counted,” said Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Common Cause Minnesota executive director. “Today brings us one step closer to greater parity in how Minnesotan experience democracy and ensuring the people’s will is heard in every election. These reforms will help us secure a more inclusive and representative democracy and we applaud Governor Walz on signing these reforms into law.”  


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