Recently, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie responded to the proposal to amend the Minnesota Constitution to require eligible voters to present a photo ID in order to vote.
“The proposal to amend the Constitution to require eligible voters to present a photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot would change voting from a right to a privilege. The impact on absentee voters and the elderly would be especially negative. As Secretary of State, I have worked hard to ensure that our servicemen and women can exercise their right to vote. I do not support efforts that could deny them this fundamental right,” said Secretary Ritchie.
Secretary Ritchie urged lawmakers to support Governor Dayton’s Task Force on Election Integrity, which was created to ensure bi-partisan support for any future election reforms.