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Simon successfully pushes for voters to be able to get time off from work to vote in ALL regularly scheduled elections

May 18, 2015


Good news: Secretary Simon has successfully pushed for voters to be able to get time off from work to vote in ALL regularly scheduled elections!

Currently, Minnesota law says voters can only get time off for state or federal elections, but that does not include municipal races like those in St. Paul or Duluth this November. 

“Minnesotans should have the right to vote in all regularly scheduled elections without it negatively impacting their pay or vacation time, and today we successfully guaranteed that right,” said Secretary Simon. “The elections bill passed by the legislature today takes several important steps that will make it easier for all eligible Minnesotans to vote and ensure Minnesota is prepared to administer efficient and secure elections in all situations.”

 

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