Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 11:41 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. – People throughout Minnesota looking for comprehensive voter information before the September 9 primary can get help from the League of Women Voters Minnesota online voter guide at www.vote.lwvmn.org and a voter information hotline at 877-580-5008.

Continuing its long-standing commitment to register new citizens, the league will register more than 1,000 new citizens at a citizenship ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Online Voter Guide, www.vote.lwvmn.org

The online voter guide provides comprehensive information to Minnesota voters about candidate forums, local elections, local candidate forums, polling locations, and answers to questions submitted by legislative and judicial candidates. The League of Women Voters Online Voter Guide has complete information on the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals and US Senate candidates for the September 9th Primary. A print version of the guide will be available for the November 4 General Election.

Voter Information Hotline, 877-580-5008

The free hotline provides immediate response to voters seeking information on polling locations, voter registration information, voter identification requirements, and assistance with challenges to voting rights. The hotline is available now.

“More volunteers for the hotline for September 8 and 9 are welcome,” said League of Women Voters Education Fund Voter Service Co-Chair Geri Nelson. “Interested people can call 651-224-5445 or email to volunteer.”

Voter registration at citizenship ceremony

The League of Women Voters will be present at the September 9 citizenship ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center to register more than 1,000 new citizens. Because it is a primary election day, the league will not only have volunteers registering voters but will also provide information on polling locations for the new citizens. USI Wireless, provider of the City of Minneapolis Wireless Network, is providing free internet access to the League of Women Voters’ volunteers for this effort.

“This is a great opportunity to help new citizens exercise their constitutional rights as Minnesota voters on the day they become citizens,” said League of Women Voters Minnesota Co-President Judy Stuthman.

The League of Women Voters Minnesota Education Fund has been informing Minnesota voters about issues and candidates for nearly 90 years. The nonpartisan political organization encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the league is open to men and women of all ages. For more information, call 651-224-5445 or visit www.lwvmn.org.

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