Primary voting privacy issue on Simon’s radar

Minnesota’s absentee voting period began Friday, and it’s the first time the state has been in a binding primary since 1956. Secretary of State Steve Simon’s Press Secretary, Risikat Adesaogun, says it’ll be different experience for voters this year.

In previous caucuses, the political parties would get information on who participated, and in this primary, the parties would receive a list of who voted for a candidate in their party.

Simon, according to Adesaogun, is looking into a way to enact guardrails in that process within the state legislature before the votes are counted after Super Tuesday in March.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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