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Defeating Voter Suppression Efforts in Minnesota - What We All Need to Know

 


Thursday, November 10th

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Defeating Voter Suppression Efforts in Minnesota -

What We All Need to Know

Join the Minnesota Voting Rights Coalition, Minnesota Secretary of State Office, Citizens for Election Integrity, MN, League of Women’s Voters and the ACLU-MN for this important panel!

Our right to vote is under attack. Proposed legislation and a constitutional amendment would prevent already-registered voters from voting unless they provide a government-issued photo ID with a current address.

Many of us take a photo ID for granted. However, many already-registered voters do not. This proposed requirement would disproportionately disenfranchise registered voters who don't need or have a photo ID, such as seniors, the disabled, persons of color, students, and persons of poverty. In fact, researched-based studies show that up to 11% of already-registered Minnesota voters would be turned away at the polling place because they do not have a current/valid photo ID.

 

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