Minnesotans can use their driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identification (ID) cards that would have expired during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency as valid proof of Minnesota residency to register to vote in the primary election. Gov. Walz signed legislation extending driver’s license, permit and ID card expiration dates to give Minnesotans more time to renew, so they don’t have to put their health at risk by visiting an office in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Public Safety said it wants to make sure that those affected do not face any confusion that may prevent them from voting in the August primary election. The new laws extend the expiration dates two months of driver’s licenses, permits and ID cards that expire during and the month after the COVID-19 peacetime emergency ends.

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