Federal money to help military voting

A $226,255 federal grant will help Minnesota military personnel vote absentee, state Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says.

“This is wonderful news for those in uniform who defend our right to vote,” Ritchie said, “because this federal grant will help develop online tools to remove barriers to absentee voting by advancing the electronic options for military and overseas citizens.”

The funds will be used to improve Ritchie’s Web site by offering video tutorials about how to use the tools on the site, adding a tool to allow voters to view the candidates and questions that will appear on their ballot and other changes.

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