Posted October 02, 2018 03:25:40Minnesota license plate holders say their license plates should not have their name on the plate because of the state’s controversial voter ID law.
According to an email sent to license plate owners by the Minnesota State Fair, a Minnesota driver is responsible for paying the state a $5 fee to cover the cost of any change in the license plate’s design.
“The Minnesota Fair Board has asked the state for permission to redesign the license plates,” the email reads.
“The Fair Board will also determine the cost to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MCDOT) for any change.”
A Middletown resident who submitted a complaint to the Fair Board, Adam Kostka, said the plate would be an opportunity for Minnesota to get more voters to the polls.
“This is a great opportunity for the Minnesota Fair to really show that our government is working to bring more people into the ballot box,” Kostkas told the Star Tribune.
“That’s going to bring them in and that’s going, for better or for worse, into the electoral map.”
The Minnesota Department