Pew Report: Minnesota Among Nation's Elite for Election Performance | News Release: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

April 8, 2014

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — The Pew Charitable Trusts’ latest Election Performance Index, released today, ranks Minnesota second in the country for its election performance — citing the state’s nation-leading voter turnout, popular election day registration, its online suite of voter tools at, and more. Pew identified Minnesota as one of only seven other states that placed in the top tier for each election year measured (2008, 2010 and 2012).

North Dakota ranked first, ahead of Minnesota, with Wisconsin third. Minnesota topped Wisconsin for the highest voter turnout in both 2008 and 2012.

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