Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic: Senate Passes Elections Bill to Protects Democracy in Minnesota Early Friday

Says Sen. Jim Carlson’s Measure Makes Voting Easier, Polling Places More Accessible, Protects Election Officials

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said the Senate has passed Sen. Jim Carlson’s (DFL-Eagan) elections budget bill that will make voting easier in Minnesota, protect election officials, make polling places more accessible, and create a task force to study ways to improve voter engagement and participation including, but not limited to, rank choice voting.

“Minnesota has always led the nation in voter turnout and civic engagement,” said Majority Leader Dziedzic.  “This bill will make voting easier and polling places more accessible.  It Prioritizes protecting our Democracy from those who seek to undermine it.”  

“The elections omnibus is a crucial step towards protecting the freedom to vote and reducing the influence of big money in politics,” said Jim Carlson, Chair of the Senate Elections Committee. “By modernizing our elections and investing in accessibility improvements, this bill will create a more accountable and equitable system for all voters.”


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