2 electronic voter registrations. Finally, the remedies sought by Petitioners greatly exceed those permitted by a writ of quo warranto. The Court should deny Petitioners’ Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto.
Minnesotans have a constitutionally protected right to vote. The Minnesota Constitution provides that “[e]very person 18 years of age or more who has been a citizen of the United States for three months and who has resided in the precinct for 30 days next preceding an election shall be entitled to vote in that precinct.” Minn. Const. art. VII, § 1;
see also id.
(listing persons not entitled to vote, such as “a person who has been convicted of treason or felony, unless restored to civil rights”).
U.S. Const. amends. XV, XIX, XXVI; Minn. Stat. § 201.014 (“[A]n individual who meets the following requirements at the time of an election is eligible to vote . . . (a) be 18 years of age or older; (b) be a citizen of the United States; and (c) maintain residence in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election.”). Registration is not required by either the State or federal Constitution.
. Minnesota statutes, however, impose registration as a procedural prerequisite for exercising the franchise. Minn. Stat. § 201.018, subd. 2 (“An eligible voter must register in a manner specified by section 201.054, in order to vote in any primary, special primary, general, school district, or special election held in the county.”).
Voter Registration in Minnesota.
Prospective Minnesota voters register to vote by complying with the application requirements set forth in Minnesota law. Minn. Stat. §§ 201.018; 201.054, subd. 1; 201.061, subds. 1 and 3. The voter registration application is required to include information such as the voter’s name, address, and date of birth. Minn. Stat. § 201.071, subd. 1. Typically, the application will include either a current and valid Minnesota driver’s license number or state