Statement for the Senate Subcommittee on Elections
Support S.F. #970, Early Voting Authorization
February 27, 2009
Gwen Myers, League of Women Voters Minnesota
My name is Gwen Myers; I am a volunteer lobbyist for the League of Women Voters of Minnesota. The League believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be both guaranteed and promoted in our democracy. Our 89-year-old organization was created by people – women – who organized around the right to vote, so we have a special affection for suffrage.
LWVMN supports SF 970 for the simple reason that it will make it easier for Minnesota citizens to vote. There are many who may take advantage of this opportunity:
While we understand that early voting may provide other advantages, not least reducing the number of absentee ballots, LWVMN's primary reason for supporting SF 970 is that it will make voting more convenient for citizens who wish to take part in our democracy. We urge your support.
Thank you for your time this morning.
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