Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced October 29 that a St. Paul resident stated that he received a telephone call last night from an individual claiming to be calling on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of State and challenging his voter record.
“We want to let all Minnesotans know that if you or anyone in your family receives a phone call from any individual claiming to be working with or associated with the Office of the Secretary of State, politely get their name and phone number and then hang up and immediately contact our office at 1-877-600-8683,” Ritchie said in a press release.
Allegations of voter intimidation and deceptive practices are investigated and prosecuted by county attorneys. To report voter intimidation, citizens may contact their county attorney directly or the Office of the Secretary of State at 1-877-600-8683. The Office of the Secretary of State forwards all allegations to county attorneys for further investigation and prosecution.
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For more on Minnesota-based challenges to voting, see the Minnesota Independent’s Minnesota Majority group aims to ‘keep people from voting’
You can learn about Minnesota voting laws and procedures by going to Minnesota’s Secretary of State’s website.
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