Interview With Secretary of State Steve Simon Regarding Mail-In Voting
The Civic Caucus is known for its in-person interviews. In this time of Safe At Home, they have transitioned to Zoom interviews. In their latest, the April 24,2020 interview of Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon addresses the issues of assuring that Minnesotans could vote safely in both the August primary election and the November election.
In the interview, Simon says the average number of people voting at each in-person polling site across Minnesota is 1,000 people, with many more voting at certain sites. He says we need to put a sizeable dent in that number during the August primary election and the November general election. We're in a health emergency, he says, and a democracy emergency. He says many people might choose not to go to polling sites because of health concerns, and it might be difficut to get election judges to work at the polls.
To view the entire interview, connect to the Zoom recording here.