Minnesota Judge Upholds Same-Day Voter Registration

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota Judge Upholds Same-Day Voter Registration

August 17, 2012 Updated Aug 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A Minnesota judge has dismissed a lawsuit against same-day voter registration in the state.

Judge Donovan Frank affirmed the constitutionality of same-day voter registration in Minnesota.

The lawsuit stemmed from seven individuals as well as the Minnesota Voters Alliance and the Minnesota Freedom Civil Council blaming the state for allowing almost 50,000 people between 2008 and 2010 to vote without verifying if they were eligible to vote.

Judge Frank had to dismiss the lawsuit because the plaintiffs failed "to allege a valid constitutional harm with respect to Minnesota’s voter eligibility provisions for persons under guardianship".

This settles the first of two recent challenges to same-day voter registration.

The other is the proposed constitutional amendment on elections which, if passed, would eliminate same-day voter registration.

It will be up to voters in November whether or not same-day voter registration will continue in Minnesota.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns