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PARK RAPIDS LWV: Preparing for midterm elections

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We are part of The Trust Project.

For more than 100 years, the League of Women Voters (LWV) has been a trusted source of nonpartisan voter registration and education and a longstanding witness to Minnesota’s proud tradition of voter access and election integrity.

This tradition has been upheld by trained election professionals who, together with local election judges from all major parties, conduct and verify our elections and ensure that all votes are correctly counted, using the many safeguards we currently have in place.

Sadly, misinformation following the 2020 elections is undermining voter confidence and has resulted in hostility toward election officials, efforts to impede voter access to polling places and party balance of election judges.

Please take time to learn more about best practices and safeguards associated with Minnesota elections.

Take note of the additional reports and sources that continue to document confidence in the 2020 elections.

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A LWVMN March 2021 online seminar interviewing a panel of election officials and judges from across the state affirmed that our Minnesota elections were and remain, fair and accurate. Another good source of information are our local election judges and the county auditor's office.

In the next several weeks, prior to the November midterm elections, the LWV Park Rapids Area will help by sharing information for the voting public. We will include information on a variety of election related subjects and hold in person candidate forums for local elections the last week in September.

To protect our democracy, we must assure our citizens that the process of voting in Minnesota has the safeguards in place to protect both voter access and election integrity.

League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area (LWVPRA) is a non-partisan organization. Its mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. All LWVPRA programs are free and open to the public. Direct any questions about LWVPRA activities, events or on how to join by emailing lwvparkrapids@lwvmn.org. Follow our activities, events on lwvparkrapidsarea.blogspot.com.

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