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Stay at Home Update, New Tool for Voter Security

Friday, May 15, 2020

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Governor?Walz?has announced that the current stay at home order will expire on Monday, May 18th,?and will be replaced with an order allowing for more businesses to reopen as well as other changes. The governor also extended the current peacetime emergency?through June 12th. These emergency powers have enabled the governor to take necessary action to secure the safety of Minnesotans?and provide emergency relief to residents of our state who have been harmed economically by this pandemic. You can read the full executive order?here.?

For more information on what businesses need to know, go to the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) link.   

Turning the Dials - May 13


Voting security 

The Minnesota Secretary of State is making a new tool available for registered voters to request their ballot be sent to them by mail for the August 11 statewide primary and/or the November 3 general election.? During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can vote safely, in your own home for the August primary and November general elections.

Request your absentee ballot here. The online application will ask for an e-mail address and an identification number, either a Minnesota-issued driver's license, Minnesota ID card, or last 4 digits of Social Security Number. 

You can check your voter registration status online. You can also register or update your voter registration online. 

Session winds down 

There are just a few days remaining in the legislative session, and we have several priority bills left to consider before our required adjournment, which means a full weekend of discussion. In the final days of session, we will debate a Jobs and Local Projects bill and likely more COVID-19 related measures.

Select committee announced

This week, Speaker Hortman announced the formation of a Select Committee on Minnesota’s Pandemic Response and Rebuilding to respond to the COVID-19 response following adjournment of the regular legislative session. Read more in this Session Daily article

Resources and information

Please visit the state COVID-19 Dashboard for all the latest in our effort to fight this pandemic. The Minnesota House website has links to resources and other helpful information as well. And you can always contact me at or (651) 296-4219.

Be sure to “like” my official state representative Facebook page!

Thank you for the privilege of serving District 60A in the legislature.


Sydney Jordan

State Representative

Representative Sydney Jordan

553 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155



Legislative Assistant:

Ellen Larson 651-296-5517

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