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Advocacy Update 6-29-2020 Tags: Government Affairs

 

MINNESOTA ELECTIONS
Minnesota allows same day registration, see this fact sheet for more information. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Check here. If your information is not correct, you can update your registration here. Minnesotans can request an absentee ballot online to vote by mail. A driver’s license number and last four SSN is required to request an absentee ballot.

Voting for communities with primaries will be held on Tuesday, August 11. Voting for communities without primaries for the general election, with all filed candidates appearing on the ballot, is on Tuesday, November 3. The City of Minneapolis holds ‘odd year elections’, with an exception this year for a special election to fill a vacancy in Ward 6.

 

FEDERAL LEVEL
Congress has not yet acted to extend the unemployment benefit of an extra $600 per week as authorized by the CARES Act. It expires July 31 without further Congressional action. The Senate has not acted.

 

STATE LEVEL
The Legislature left items undone during both the regular and special sessions. Governor Walz’s Executive Order placing a moratorium on evictions and writs of recovery ends on July 13, unless extended.

 

LOCAL LEVEL
The Minneapolis City Council has voted to amend the charter to allow ballot measure questions to be put in front of the voters regarding policing reforms.