Showing posts tagged with: "Minnesota"

MN Secretary of State Pushes for Pre-registration . April 28, 2015

Last week, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon wrote that “it’s a good time to talk about good habits,” specifically voting habits. He was addressing a bill before the Minnesota legislature that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote. Simon noted that almost half of states already allow some form of preregistration... read more

New Secretaries of State Consider Election Changes . January 8, 2015

Last year, 24 states elected their top elections official. Swearing ins have begun in earnest, and many new secretaries of state have already outlined their plans for improving elections. In California, Secretary Alex Padilla is asking for input on how to #BoostTheVote and increase voter participation, noting that “the best ideas often come from... read more

Minnesota Voters Can Now Register Online . September 27, 2013

Yesterday, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State announced voters can now register to vote (or update their information) online and that military and overseas voters will be able to apply online for an absentee ballot at mnvotes.org. The Secretary of State’s office touted the online registration process as a way to “deliver convenience... read more

NVEN in the News: MSNBC . July 26, 2008

Elizabeth Wasserman reports on nonprofits’ voter engagement work this election season and on the challenges facing 501(c)(3)s in their attempt to maintain nonpartisanship. Read her discussion of NVEN, which quotes Minnesota Participation Project coordinator Maureen Cisneros! read more