Tenant voter registration notification ordinance goes into effect

A new city ordinance ordinance requiring landlords to provide voter registration information to tenants went into effect today. 

Landlords must provide new tenants voter registration applications and information sheets about voting resources and upcoming key election dates. The documents are available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong. 

The goal is to encourage more people to turnout to elections. Renters who move frequently often face logistical hurdles when voting. Voters are required to re-register when they move to a new address.

More than half of all Minneapolis residents rent their homes, according to city officials. 

(Below: The information sheet landlords must provide new tenants.)