Minnesota has a long tradition of civic engagement. Minnesotans have long cared for and about our communities, and about the improvement of our state as a whole. That’s a big part of why we are consistently the state with the highest rates of voter participation. Indeed, Minnesota had dropped a couple of slots from the top of the list, but we returned in 2016 to #1 in the nation. As business owners, you know what it means to play an active role in improving our community. This election year, I am asking you to help Minnesotans by participating in our nonpartisan voter participation efforts to share information about voting with your employees and customers.
In the business toolkit that my office created for Minnesota employers, we have provided customized messages to help remind your employees and customers about important dates on the calendar: National Voter Registration Day; Early Voting dates; Voter pre-registration deadlines; and Election Day. We hope that you will share this material on your digital channels and in your brick and mortar locations to remind all Minnesotans about these important election-year dates.
Minnesotans can always go to mnvotes.org for more information about voting eligibility, to check their registration status, request a vote-from-home absentee ballot, or find your early or Election Day polling place.
The Office of the Secretary of State is proud to work in partnership with the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and all of its member organizations. The work you do every day in service to your community is at the heart of what makes Minnesota such a great place to live, work, and vote.
This election year, be a voter.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon