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Overseas Balloting a Target of Election Reform

Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) continued his focus on reforming Minnesota election law on Thursday, as he brought forward a bill to make voting more reliable for members of the military and citizens living overseas. Under current law, citizens can request for their ballot to be sent to them by email or fax, but cannot send them back in the same way.

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Pre-Registration Bill Clears Committee Hurdle with Aid from Youth

Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) has renewed his efforts to improve Minnesotans’ participation in elections with a bill designed to clarify preregistration rules. While Minnesota currently allows some preregistration, the system is overly complex and leaves many wondering if they could be in violation of state election law.