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7 September 2016

Voter Turnout 2016: Live from the State Fair

For the week of September 11, 2016

Recorded live at the Minnesota State Fair, Secretary of State Steve Simon helps Minnesotans prepare to vote in the 2016 election.

Guest: Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State

  • Part 1 – 14:23

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    Simon and the Secretary of State office want Minnesota to once again be the state with the highest voter turnout. After leading the nation for nine elections in a row, Minnesota fell to sixth place in 2014. This election, turnout among younger voters is a priority. Only 20% of 18-24-year-olds voted in 2014; through new high school and college initiatives, Simon hopes to increase that percentage.

  • Part 2 – 12:12

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    It’s never been easier to vote in Minnesota, says Simon. Minnesota allows same-day registration and since 2014, no excuse is needed to vote by absentee ballot. Minnesotans can vote early for the general election starting Friday, September 23.
    For more information on voting in Minnesota or to register to vote visit: mnvotes.org

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