Minnesota’s Witness Requirements to Vote Absentee Are Impossible to Meet During COVID-19 Pandemic


At the urging of health experts and its own governmental leaders, millions of Minnesotans – especially senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions – are avoiding contact with people outside their households to slow the spread of COVID-19. Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has sued Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon to seek the suspension of Minnesota’s witness requirement for absentee voting during the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020 elections and a permanent easing of restrictions on who can serve as a ballot witness.

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