Minnesota Democrats unveil bill to expand voter access

Minnesota Democrats unveil bill to expand voter access Photo: AP/File.

The Associated Press
Created: January 21, 2021 03:15 PM

Minnesota Democrats are aiming to expand election protections and access to the ballot box after an election that featured disinformation and doubt about the results. 

The bill includes restoring the right to vote to convicted felons after being released from prison, mailing absentee ballots to voters and boosting the number of ballot drop boxes statewide, among other measures. The legislation has no Republican co-authors; A GOP majority in the Senate lists election integrity — not access — as a priority this legislative session.


Copyright 2021 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook

With Chauvin trial a week away, 'Operation Safety Net' set to begin

Attorney: Anoka police K-9 Bravo 'likely saved lives' after carjacking

Minnesota waiting on more than 45,000 doses of J&J vaccine

2 Lakeville elementary schools close for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 cases

Minn. Senate Republicans propose eliminating state tax on PPP loans