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Jurist Joe Bradseth of Puposky takes part in a 24-member citizens' jury Saturday, in which recommendations for improving Minnesota's election process were drawn up. Photo by Don Davis

Election is still on the hot seat for some state residents

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Simplifying Minnesota's absentee ballot procedure would have prevented many problems in the U.S. Senate race, a group of voters said in response to an eight-month delay in seating the state's second senator.

A "citizens' jury" decided that "eight months is an unacceptable length of time to have a vacant seat" and presented recommendations, including simpler absentee voting, to fix election weak spots.

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