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Voting & Elections 04.21.2020

How our elections can proceed during a pandemic

There has been a huge surge in interest to adopt vote-by-mail to safely administer the 2020 elections in nationally and in Minnesota. It is important to recognize that any necessary adjustments to our elections must be realistic and made within the context of Minnesota’s existing election infrastructure and not based on the election administration in other states. Vote-by-mail differs from no-excuse absentee voting. We are lucky in that we’ve already got 1,000 precincts operating under a vote-by-mail process: a little over 100,000 Minnesotans already doing it.

Media Release: During COVID-19 State of Emergency, Transparency and Public Access to Government Proceedings Must Be Maintained

This is a time for our country to be united to protect each other as we face COVID-19, and that includes respecting and protecting public participation in and oversight of government.

Fact Sheet: Minnesota Redistricting Bills and the costs and risks of putting a Constitutional Amendment question on the 2020 ballot

Fact Sheet

Bills proposing a constitutional amendment (CA) question to establish a redistricting commission onto the 2020 ballot put future voting maps at risk.

12.28.2018

Fact Sheet: Supporting Data and References for Redistricting Commissions Initiatives

Successful Redistricting Commission Initiatives in the November 2018 Election

Learn how redistricting works and options for reform to give a greater voice to Minnesotans.

Report

The strength of our community’s voice depends on district lines that equitably and authentically reflect its character. This redistricting overview is meant to serve as a useful starting point toward more in-depth consideration of various reform bills or ideas you may hear during the 2017-2018 legislative session.

Why Minnesota Needs Independent Redistricting Commissions

Fact Sheet

Independent redistricting commissions can help depoliticize redistricting and increase public trust in the process.

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