Minnesota SOS asks residents to vote in honor of veterans
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota: Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is traveling across the state promoting the Vote in Honor of a Veteran program in an effort to reach the million or so Minnesota residents who do not vote. The program asks only that a voter wear a little lapel button "throughout the election season bearing the name of a military veteran that symbolizes the voter's commitment to cast a ballot to honor the sacrifices the veteran made to secure the nation's freedom, including the right to vote." Ritchie argues that he wants "residents to think about voting as a fundamental part of citizenship can help people overcome the feeling their one vote won’t be important."
The buttons are available free of charge either through the secretary of state's website or by calling 651-201-1324.
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