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Minnesota SOS asks residents to vote in honor of veterans

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September 10, 2010

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."[1] 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."[2]

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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