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Secretary Simon Talks Election Process

Secretary of State Steve Simon visited with government and AP history students at Apollo and Tech High Schools to discuss the election process and the importance of voting. In addition, he informed students of a new Minnesota law that has gone in effect that impacts 16- and 17-year-olds. Now, in Minnesota, 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote. 
 
"It means you can fill out the form on mnvotes.gov and get in line to be registered to vote," explains Simon to the students. "As long as everything checks out, you are who you say you are and live where you say you live, you'll get a postcard on your 18th birthday saying, 'You're registered.'"
 
Simon touted that Minnesota has ranked number one in election turn out three out of the last four elections. 
 
"When people start voting at an early age, they form that habit of continuing to vote," says Simon.
 
In addition, Senator Aric Putnam and Representative Dan Wolgamott also toured to answer questions students may have about roles in the state legislature and its processes.
 
Secretary Simon Talks Election Process
Secretary Simon Talks Election Process