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New Website Allows Voters to View Sample Ballot

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The Secretary of State's office has launched a new tool on its website called ``My Ballot.''

Rather than waiting until election day to view a ballot, voters have the option to obtain more information by going to the my ballot website to educate themselves on the candidates and amendments. You can also find out more on voter registration and your polling location. Providing a one stop shop for all your common questions.

By simply typing in your address voters can see which candidates or referendum questions will be on their ballot this November.

Interim Nicollet County Administrator, Bridgett Kennedy says, " In my position as election administrator in Nicollet county I always feel that education is the best part of it."

And even those who are voting early are curious to see what the website offers.

St. Peter Resident, Dave Woelpern says, " What's I'm going to do now that I have our absentee ballots is that I'll go home and the wife and I will sit down and I will take look at the website and just see what and just see what's it's all about."

Not only is this a helpful resource for voters but it will also save time for those working behind the scenes on Election Day.

Kennedy says, " If it can eliminate phone calls, that's a lot of time we can use toward testing and getting prepared for the big day... now it's crunch time."

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says it will be an especially useful tool this year because of redistricting.

Many people are finding themselves in a new precinct with a new polling place.