Iowa and Minnesota Secretaries of State pushing voter registration

It's a part of a national initiative to get people ready for the polls

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 5:55 PM
Updated: Sep 25, 2018 6:47 PM

KIMT NEWS 3 - Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and September is National Voter Registration Month. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon are working to get Iowans and Minnesotans registered.

Secretary Pate's office is mailing postcards to eligible voters who are not currently registered and partnering with civic groups and college campuses.

"We're in the top 6 in the nation when it comes to voter participation and registration and voting and to be a voter, you've got to make that first step and get registered," says Secretary Pate.

While both Iowa and Minnesota are two of few states to allow voter registration on election day, Secretary Simon tells KIMT getting registered now can be an advantage.

"That way, all of the screening and checking can be done and people can get in the system more quickly, so this is a really important election year wherever you sit or stand politically," says Secretary Simon. He is encouraging Minnesotans to vote online.

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