Ritchie launches online ballot tool

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Minnesota voters have access to a new online tool that can help them prepare for the ballot choices they’ll see on Election Day.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie held a news conference today to unveil the tool known as “My Ballot,” which is available on his office’s web site. Voters can already use the site to find polling places, check voter registration and track absentee ballots. Ritchie said they can now enter an address and see the candidates and questions that will appear on the ballot specific to their location.

“In the past, we’ve been able to have our sample ballots up,” Ritchie said. “We’ve had some of this information, but this it all very easy for all voters who just want to find out who’s on their ballot. And also, it’s a way to encourage everyone, all the counties to get their sample ballots in.”

Ritchie said the one-stop guide also includes links to other web sites, which will help voters research candidates and ballot questions.

Photo: Tim Pugmire

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