Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon was in Benson last Thursday meeting with staff at Prairie 5 Community Action office on ways they can help turn out voters for the Nov. 8 election.
Simon is seeking to return Minnesota to the number one spot in voter turnout in the nation.
An August Pew Charitable Trusts’ Election Performance Index ranked Minnesota second in the country for its overall election performance, including being named the number one state for having the least amount of registration or absentee ballot problems.
Minnesota, along with Wisconsin and North Dakota, has ranked among the top four states for each election year measured (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014).
“Minnesota’s election system has been and continues to be a role model for the nation and that’s in large part due to the great work done by Minnesotans at the county and local levels,” said Secretary Simon