Dear Friends and Supporters,
I have decided not to seek a third term as Minnesota’s Secretary of State.
This was a difficult decision for me. But, after several months of thought and discussions with family, I concluded that January 2015 will be the right time for me to step aside -- making way for the next generation of talented leadership in the Office of the Secretary of State.
St. Paul, MN — Secretary of State Mark Ritchie offered his strong support and approval for voting and election-related legislation recently enacted by the Minnesota Legislature.
“These laws further modernize our elections by make voting more convenient for eligible voters, and reducing costs and workload for election officials,” says Ritchie. “I thank our legislators and their bipartisan support. More work remains, however, to ensure Minnesotans have access to the ballot box and that our elections are run as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. ”