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Bill to make elections safer during pandemic passes Legislature, moves to Walz's desk


A voter drops an absentee ballot into the box outside of the Government Center in Superior on April 1. The City Council approved a measure aimed at increasing absentee voting in the city. (File / Superior Telegram)

ST. PAUL - Just three days after its passage in the Minnesota House, a bill expanding federal election funds for coronavirus response has passed the Senate and is on the way to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature.

Senators on Thursday, May 7 passed House File 3429 by a 66-1 vote. The bill will open up $17 million in federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to boost election safety and practices in Minnesota, as the pandemic stretches into the foreseeable future.


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