Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is reassuring Minnesota voters that they can feel safe at their polling places on Tuesday. It’s in the wake of recent reports that some groups are trying to get so-called “poll watchers” to keep an eye on “problem” areas. Simon says voters know better…

“Because they hear from people all across the state, me included, about what the law is, what the protections are or what the guard rails are so if anyone was thinking they would instill fear in people, I think it’s had the opposite effect, I think people feel even more confident that the law protects from any intimidation or interference.”

Simon says under Minnesota law each major political party is allowed only one person to watch at each polling place.