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Sunday June 23rd 2024

‘Voting and Elections’ Archives

We Are Secure In Our Votes. That Makes MN #1!

By LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MINNEAPOLIS This is the second article in the League of Women Voters Minneapolis 2024 Democracy Series. All articles will be available at lwvmpls.org/for-voters As Minnesotans, we understand that exercising our right to vote is fundamental to a healthy democracy. In the 2020 National election, MN was #1 in voter turnout, with just under 80% of eligible voters casting their ballots.Minnesota implements best practices for increasing voter turnout through Accessibility, Security, and Accuracy. AccessibilityMinnesota has historically made it easy to register. In 1974, we became the second state in the nation to allow same-day registration (Star Tribune, October 14, 2022). You can register to vote online with your mobile phone or computer at mnvotes.sos.mn.gov/VoterRegistration/index.The League of Women Voters (LWV) also sponsors events where you can register with a paper application. Paper applications can be printed from [...]

Disinformation: How It Impacts Elections and What We Can Do About It

Disinformation: How It Impacts Elections and What We Can Do About It

By LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MINNEAPOLIS Illustration: Jake Ryan As voters gather information on candidates running for office this election season, they will be inundated with massive amounts of information from a variety of sources. Some information will be factual, while much will involve misinformation and disinformation. What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation? Misinformation is false or inaccurate information. Disinformation is false information which is deliberately intended to harm and mislead. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon calls disinformation “the conscious spread of knowingly false information” This shouldn’t be confused with political “disagreement.” When weaponized, Simon says, it can incite violence and disruption, posing a threat to the integrity of elections, the backbone of a healthy Democracy. He’s referring not just to January 6, but to the ongoing targeting of election workers.In 1949 the Federal Communications [...]

Pledge to Vote! Nuts and Bolts

Pledge to Vote! Nuts and Bolts

By THE LEAUGE OF WOMEN VOTERS MINNEAPOLIS illustration: Jake Ryan Election Day in Minneapolis is November 7, 2023. Let’s make a plan to vote! Because of the 2022 redistricting process, every Minneapolis City Council member is up for election to a 2-year term. This is your opportunity to select the person who best represents your voice in city government, who carries your concerns to city hall, and who advocates for you when you need assistance. The best way to make sure your voice is heard is to make a plan to vote with these simple steps: Register at your current address. In Minnesota, you can register to vote online, by mail, or in person at your polling site. Pre-registering online and by mail must be done by October 17. Or you can register in person at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services, 980 E Hennepin Ave (October 18 – November 6), or on Election Day (November 7) at your polling place. If you are registered to vote at your current address, you do [...]

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