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On this page you will find the latest press releases and statements from the Office of Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan.

Governor Walz Signs Bill Strengthening Voting Rights

5/5/2023 2:15:50 PM

Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law protecting the freedom to vote and increasing voting accessibility. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan were joined by Secretary of State Steve Simon, legislators, and advocates to celebrate the bill signing. Photos from the event are linked here.

“Minnesota consistently leads the nation in voter turnout, and we plan to keep it that way,” said Governor Walz. “We know that the more people vote, the more representative our state government can be. This bill will strengthen our democracy, allow future voters to get engaged early, and keep our campaigns honest and fair.”

“A strong democracy is one where everyone has the opportunity to make their voice heard and vote count,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “I am proud to be breaking down barriers to voting and campaign transparency with today’s bill. Our democratic process should be a welcoming, accessible space for all, and I look forward to seeing even more Minnesotans at the ballot boxes this year.”

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