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The Democracy for the People Act expands access to the ballot for Minnesotans by enabling automatic voter registration, among other measures. Registration is now open for two information sessions presented by the Office of the Secretary of State. Additional sessions can also be scheduled to meet the needs of specific communities.

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The Democracy for the People Act has been signed into law. This law brings significant changes to expand access to elections for Minnesota voters, including:

  • Automatic voter registration
  • Pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds
  • A permanent absentee ballot list

The implementation date for Restore the Vote is June 1. Please help us share this exciting information with your communities. You can do this in two ways:

  1. Register for one of our Legislative Recap Lunch & Learns. Our Government Relations Director, Nicole Freeman, will walk you through all of these changes – and more. Secretary Simon will also make an appearance. Registration is now open for the first event on June 7 and the second on June 21.
  2. Send an email to me at to set up your own Legislative Recap 101. These 101s can be tailored to your community to focus on the laws that will most impact those you serve.

These new laws remove barriers to voting and strengthen our democracy. It’s important we let Minnesota voters know of these changes. Your partnership in this makes all the difference.

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