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MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Ritchie and Chief Justice Gildea to Visit State Fair
Posted Date: 8/22/2013


CONTACT: DENNIS SMITH (651) 297-8919

Secretary of State Ritchie, Supreme Court Chief Justice Gildea
to Speak with Minnesotans at State Fair "Civic Saturday" 

Synergy & Leadership Exchange, League of Women Voters to Participate

WHAT: As part of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s tradition of “Civic Saturdays” at the State Fair, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea will be available to meet and speak with visitors about Minnesota’s judicial branch, civics, government and other topics. Civics Saturdays will be held August 24 & 31 and celebrate youth involvement in democracy by introducing students, teachers and parents to civic-focused resources and organizations.

Additionally, representatives from the Synergy & Leadership Exchange and the League of Women Voters Minnesota will be on hand to discuss their organizations and opportunities.

Registered Minnesota voters will be able to check their voter registration status and eligible voters will be able to register to vote. The pre-registration deadline is October 15 for the many municipal office and school board elections across the state on November 5.

Visitors also will be able to get the new 2013-2014 Blue Book Pocket Edition, ideal for students and those interested in civics and Minnesota government. Visitors also may pick a “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” lapel pin, and practice casting a ballot by voting for their favorite State Fair food and Minnesota sports teams.

WHEN: Schedule for Civic Saturday, August 24, 2013 (booth is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.):

9 a.m. – Noon: Secretary Ritchie and Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gildea

9 a.m. – Noon: Synergy & Leadership Exchange

Noon – 3 p.m.: League of Women Voters Minnesota

WHERE: Secretary of State Fair Booth

Education Building

1372 Cosgrove Street