Absentee Ballot Boards: Ground Zero for Minnesota Elections

| Lawsuits consolidated against Minneapolis, Duluth, and Ramsey and Olmsted Counties for illegally constituting and running absentee ballot review boards | In Minnesota this fall, as many as two million ballots will be processed by local absentee ballot boards, virtually none of which follow the laws governing staffing the boards and reviewing the ballot envelopes for legitimacy. After months of […]

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DFLers are Asking Courts to Change Voting Rules, Without the Nuisance of Legislation

By Kim Crockett Maybe you already know who you want to vote for in 2020. But given concerns about COVID-19, how will you vote? In person at the polls on Election Day? Or will you vote by absentee ballot? If you vote by absentee ballot, an increasingly popular choice even before COVID-19, you can drop your ballot off in person, […]

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Pressing Current Election Integrity Issues

Andy Cilek, executive director of the Minnesota Voters Alliance discussed some of the most pressing current election integrity concerns in an in-depth TV news interview on August 4th, 2020. Mail-in ballots, absentee ballot board infractions, voting in a pandemic, face masks and more were discussed in the 12-minute news feature.

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Polling Place Mask Mandate Challenged in Lawsuit

With the Minnesota primary mere days away on August 11, 2020, the state’s responsible voters are faced with a vexing conundrum in regard to mandatory facial masks. Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-81, prohibits appearing in public without a protective face mask. At the same time, Minnesota Statue 609.735, on the books since 1963, makes it against the law to […]

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