News Room Archive
SAINT PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon issued this statement following Gov. Tim Walz' signature of HF 28, the 'Restore the Vote' bill:
"Today is a great day for democracy in Minnesota. Today we will welcome more people to share a sacred right and a special power: the ability to to choose how they want to be governed; the freedom to vote. A lot of people around the world and in America have fought and struggled to be able to say "I VOTED." And I can’t wait for tens of thousands of newly eligible Minnesota voters to say that, proudly, in upcoming elections."
"Our office is ready to act on today’s new law. We’ve already reached out to the Department of Corrections and to a number of community partners about strategies to let affected people know that they now can vote. We’ll do our best to spread the word and make sure everyone knows their rights."