ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are aiming to expand election protections and access to the ballot box after an election that featured disinformation and doubt about the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's electors on Monday formally cast the state's 10 electoral votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden as Secretary of State Steve Simon hailed the orderly process...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s state canvassing board unanimously certified the state's election results Tuesday, an ordinarily routine task that drew closer attention due to President Donald...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Uncertainty sparked by a court ruling late last week has fueled a surge in early voting across Minnesota, with voters lining up Monday at polling stations in Minneapolis and...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A website that Minnesotans can use to track their absentee ballots went down for more than an hour Saturday morning, along with other parts of the state’s online voter...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's secretary of state said Thursday it's too late for voters to mail back their absentee ballots if they want to make sure their votes count, after an appeals court...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican state representative and a GOP activist are challenging an agreement to accept mail-in ballots in Minnesota that arrive up to a week after the November...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track a challenge to absentee ballot rules for the November general election that were liberalized due to the coronavirus...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge on Monday extended changes in Minnesota’s absentee ballot rules to the November general election.
Ramsey County Judge Sara Grewing approved the agreement...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A record number of Minnesotans will be voting by mail in next week’s primary election as they seek to avoid the long lines and crowds seen at polling places in other states amid...
Eleven mens and women’s tennis tournaments planned for China in October and November -- including the WTA Finals -- were canceled Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota still plans to waive the witness requirement for absentee ballots in the August primary, despite a federal judge’s opinion, the secretary of state's office said...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two lawsuits sparked by the health threat...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon didn't get his wish for a wholesale switch to mail-in balloting to make the upcoming elections safer during the coronavirus pandemic,...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the secretary of state can withhold some voter information from a conservative election watchdog group.
The ATP suspended all men's professional tennis tournaments for six weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the WTA said Thursday it was calling off one event in April and would decide on...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The secretary of state's office estimated turnout Wednesday for Minnesota's first presidential primary since 1992 at nearly 22%.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats launched an attempt Thursday to prevent Republicans from blocking Secretary of State Steve Simon from spending $7.4 million in federal election...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's time to protect the privacy of Minnesotans who vote in the Super Tuesday presidential primary on March 3, Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon and a bipartisan...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of the Democratic Party in Minnesota on Thursday endorsed an effort to protect the privacy of voters who are required to declare a party preference to participate...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic party and the state's chief elections officer are defending a state law that allows Minnesota Republicans to list only President Donald Trump on the...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon says he expects to ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a ruling that voter data sought by a conservative election watchdog...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday with lawmakers and a new governor making hopeful sounds about bipartisan cooperation, as Democrats took control of the House and Republicans maintained their narrow Senate majority.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is asking legislators to change a state law that requires voters to declare a party preference in the state's 2020 presidential primary and makes that information public data.
Simon said in a statement Wednesday that there's no good reason to require public disclosure of voters' party preferences.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Election officials say Minnesota's voter turnout in the midterm elections was the best in the nation.
The State Canvassing Board met Tuesday to certify results of the Nov. 6 general election. Secretary of State Steve Simon says for the second election in a row, Minnesota's voter participation was the best in the U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Election judges are testing ballot machines at hundreds of polling places across Minnesota to make sure the Nov. 6 election goes off without a hitch.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Early voting in Minnesota appears to be off to a strong start.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says Minnesotans requested at least 106,061 no-excuse absentee ballots in the first six days of early voting, nearly three times the number requested during the same time period in the last midterm election in 2014.
NEW YORK (AP) — The WTA is calling for equal treatment of all tennis players and coaching to be allowed across the sport in the aftermath of the U.S. Open final.
Serena Williams was given three code violations by chair umpire Carlos Ramos in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday, and Williams and critics inside and outside of tennis argued that she wasn't treated the same as some male players.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Novak Djokovic says he thinks the chair umpire interfered too much in Serena Williams' match but stopped short of saying men and women are treated differently.
Djokovic says Carlos Ramos "just maybe changed — not maybe, but he did change the course of the match" in Williams' 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday night in the U.S. Open final.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a Minnesota law restricting what voters can wear to polls (all times local):
A Minnesota voter who challenged a law restricting what could be worn to a polling place welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that agreed with him.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Mark Dayton's vetoes of two major bills (all times local):
Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of a massive budget bill means Minnesota can't tap $6 million in federal funds for election cybersecurity until after the November elections.
The federal government allocated the money earlier, but the Secretary of State's office can't spend it without legislative authorization. That authorization was in the budget bill Dayton vetoed Wednesday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and other elections officials are calling on the Legislature to free up federal funds for election security.
The federal government has given Minnesota $6.6 million to bolster election cybersecurity. But the secretary of state can't spend that money until the Legislature passes an authorizing bill.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's chief elections officer says he has been working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to protect the integrity of the state's balloting process from outside attackers, as concern grows about Russian targeting of election infrastructure in the U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota needs to upgrade its aging computerized voter registration system and take steps to better help county election officials identify people who aren't eligible to vote, the legislative auditor's office recommended Friday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a legislative audit of Minnesota's voter registration system (all times local):
Minnesota's legislative auditor says the state should develop a report that helps county election officials identify people who aren't eligible to vote.
The legislative auditor's office reported Friday after months of analyzing the state's voter registration system.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The open race for Minnesota's state auditor finally has a Republican candidate.
Former Rep. Pam Myhra registered to run last week for the office. Minnesota Public Radio News first reported her candidacy.
The office is being vacated by current State Auditor Rebecca Otto, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor. The state auditor oversees local government spending.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon on Friday rejected a request for voter registration data by a White House panel studying voter fraud, joining fellow Democratic officials in several other states in refusing to comply.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Secretary of State Steve Simon says he's not sure whether he will turn over data on Minnesota voters to a White House panel studying voter fraud.
The commission was established by President Donald Trump in May. Vice chairman Kris Kobach wrote to states this week with a request that includes voter names, addresses, dates of birth, recent voting history and details about military status and felony convictions.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Madrid Open organizer Ion Tiriac said Tuesday he won't award any more trophies at his tournament because he is upset by the way his friend Ilie Nastase has been treated by the WTA.
In an open letter to WTA CEO Steve Simon, Tiriac said he has decided not to hand out gold, diamond and solid silver replicas to winners of the women's event following "aggressive public commentaries" by the WTA.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Madrid Open organizer and former tennis player Ion Tiriac says the WTA should apologize to friend Ilie Nastase for criticizing his presence at the tournament's trophy ceremony.
In an open letter to WTA CEO Steve Simon, Tiriac said Simon should apologize for calling Nastase's presence "irresponsible and unacceptable."
Romanian player Simona Halep won the title Saturday. Nastase was photographed next to her.
MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Sharapova will return from her 15-month doping ban at a tournament in Germany in April.
Car manufacturer Porsche, which sponsors both Sharapova and the event in Stuttgart, said Tuesday that Sharapova has been given a wild-card entry into the tournament. It will be her first official competition since she tested positive for meldonium at last year's Australian Open.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Election Day is more than a month away but the voting was already underway Friday, as Minnesota kicked off its first presidential cycle where all voters across the state can cast their ballots early.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents have more options than ever for casting a ballot in the general election, making it more convenient for those who can't make it to the polls Nov. 8.
For the first time, state residents can start casting absentee ballots in this year's general election on Sept. 23 without providing an excuse for why they can't get to a polling place, MPR News (http://bit.ly/2c3EBzV ) reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are asking the state's Supreme Court to remove Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from the ballot.
The state party filed a petition Thursday asking Minnesota's secretary of state to drop Trump and running mate Mike Pence from the general election ballot, arguing the Republican Party of Minnesota erred in how it submitted Trump's name.