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Does Your Ballot Have Style?

Are you aware? To make sure voters are getting the right candidates on their ballots, election officials must generate customized ballots. These are called ‘ballot styles.’

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Who the Heck is ERIC?

The question should actually be, What the heck is ERIC? ERIC stands for the Electronic Registration Information Center. Here’s a fiction about ERIC …

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Watch the Test!

Do you know what equipment is involved when you vote? Can you trust it? Can it be hacked? Can your vote be changed?

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About Me

After twenty-five years on the farm, I’m adjusting to the adventures of city life. Part of that adjustment is figuring out what I want to write about now, since sheep are no longer part of my daily life. I’m challenging myself creatively by painting with pastels and playing the ukelele as I seek my new writing path.

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Catherine Friend is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.