A new report lists Minnesota second in the country for overall election performance. And we’re number one for having the least amount of registration or absentee ballot problems.
The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Election Performance Index also gives the state high marks for relatively short wait times at polling locations-with an average wait of about 2.4 minutes–ranking us ahead of Wisconsin and North Dakota. One area with room for improvement: Minnesota ranks sixth in voter turnout.
Secretary of State Steve Simon says his goal is to return the state back to number one in that category this November.