If it weren’t for some exceptions, the government shutdown could have caused problems for election. Tuesday was the first day candidates were allowed to file for Duluth city council and school board positions.
The election process is safeguarded from the shutdown. A judge had ruled the Secretary of State’s office to remain open and all parts of the election process to continue. Had it not been for that ruling, new voters may not have been able to get registered or voters obtain absentee ballots, as the election systems would have been done. The elections in Duluth will run as usual.
… The St. Louis County Auditor says the elections this year should go smoothly.
“Any of the issues that crop up relative to elections will have the support of the Secretary of State’s Office… That’s all good news I think for the voters of the State of Minnesota, but particularly in the City of Duluth because, you know, it’s a pretty important election for the people in the city,” said auditor Donald Dicklich.