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Elections: State of Minnesota

The outcome of elections can influence what bills get heard and ultimately voted on at the Minnesota Legislature by Senators and Representatives, as well as what bills get signed into law (by the Governor).

New legislators will impact animal issues at the state and federal levels.

Local government can also impact how animals are treated. From city council members and county commissioners who pass local ordinances to County Sheriffs who investigate cruelty complaints to County Attorneys who charge and prosecute cases, those elected to local government also guide the treatment of animals. Who won these offices (in the November 4, 2014 election) can be found on the links below.

This link is to the MN Secretary of State website for November 4, 2014 election results. Easy to view; displays federal, state and local results.

Minnesota Secretary of State: General Election


Specific links (all links below can be found on the link above):

MN Governor & Lt Governor (DFL): Mark Dayton and Tina Smith

U.S. Senate (DFL): Al Franken


U.S. Congressional Races

Minnesota House of Representatives: Election November 4, 2014

Local -- click on "General Election" link above and choose county or district


For voting information, go to:

Minnesota Secretary of State website: Voter Resource

Voter Registration: FAQs

Polling Place Information



Redistricting: Minnesota

Every ten years following the Census, political districts are redrawn to ensure fair representation based on the new population of each district. Links below show the new political districts and offer further explanation:

• Minnesota Secretary of State: Redistricting

• MPR: Map: Redistricting Minnesota

• MN District Finder: Find your current legislator

Just type in your address on this link to find your legislators and district


MN Voting Record: Humane Scorecard

To find out more about how Minnesota legislators have voted on animal issues, go to Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection (MVAP). MVAP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, local organization that has compiled a Minnesota Humane Scorecard to assess how Minnesota legislators vote on animal issues. 





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