Online Voter Registration

Governor Mark Dayton has signed a bill preserving an online voter registration system overseen by Minnesota's secretary of state.
State lawmakers quickly approved the bill and sent it to the Democratic governor before a court order kicked in.

On Monday, a Ramsey County judge ruled Secretary of State Mark Ritchie had overstepped his bounds by establishing the virtual sign-up unilaterally last fall. The judge ordered that the system be shut down by midnight Tuesday, absent legislative intervention.

Winona Representative Gene Pelowski says online registration will help in a number of ways.

The bill took effect Wednesday.

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Locations : MinnesotaRamsey County
People : Gene PelowskiMark DaytonMark Ritchie
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