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In this video Duluth Human Rights Officer Carl Crawford asks everyone to vote. "Voting expresses your hopes," he said. "It allows you a chance to stand up for what you believe in. By not voting you are allowing others to speak for you."
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon to joins Duluth Councilmember Noah Hobbs to Highlight Duluth Voter Turnout Efforts
|Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, Duluth City Councilor Noah Hobbs and Duluth Human Rights Officer Carl Crawford prepare to speak to the press at City Hall today. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)|
Secretary Simon has thrown down a challenge to the people of Minnesota to return the state back to number one in voter turnout. In 2012 Minnesota had the highest turnout in the nation, we lost that title in 2014.
Young people, communities of color and New Americans are being asked to help bring our state back to number one in voter turnout.
The city of Duluth is sending out a reminder-to-vote insert in the utility bills of about 30,000 customers encouraging them to not only vote on November 8, but reminding them that their utility can be used to show proof of residency if registering on Election Day.
"Let's bring our state back to number one in voter turnout in the country, " Simon said. He has announced a series of new initiatives aimed at voters with historically lower turnout rates, including young people, communities of color and New Americans.
Minnesotans can now cast their ballots early for the November 8 electionby voting absentee.