Session on Voter ID planned Feb. 22 at FL Senior Center

The League of Women Voters of Minnesota is inviting Forest Lake area residents to join them at the Forest Lake Senior Center, 767 SW 4th St, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, for a video screening of the film “Democracy for All? The Barriers of Voter ID.”

The film will be followed by discussion, questions from the audience, and lunch for those who wish to stay after the presentation.

Carlys Cafe in Forest Lake will be catering a fresh-cooked meal of roast beef, fresh bread, gravy, served with mashed potatoes and fresh veggies for $6.50.

Please make reservations for noon dinner by calling the Forest Lake Senior Center, 651-464-5833, by noon on Friday, Feb. 17.

Q and A

The presentation will seek to answer several questions:

•What is the impact of a constitutional amendment requiring all voters to present an approved photo ID at the polls?

•How will this amendment affect absentee voting and Election Day registration?

•Will it prevent voter fraud?

All residents of the area are invited to attend the session on Feb. 22. There is no charge to attend the video screening.

The session is being organized as lawmakers in the Minnesota State Legislature continue to push for a constitutional amendment on this November’s general election ballot that would mandate this form of photo identification before voting is allowed.

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