The list of issues that affect our day-to-day lives goes on and on: body cameras on police officers; well-maintained roads; bike lanes; fair and affordable housing; property taxes; parks and libraries; garbage collection; good schools; and the fight over the $15 minimum wage.
Unfortunately, with the global impact of last year’s presidential election still being discussed, local officials tend to get short shrift — but they shouldn’t.
Register to vote
If you have never voted or have moved since you last voted, you need to register.
- Register at your polling place on Election Day. Must bring proof of residence.
- Pre-register online by Oct. 17 at the Secretary of State website.
Help others get to the polls
You can make a difference by reminding a friend about Election Day, driving someone to the polling place, or vouching (verifying residency) for a neighbor in your precinct so they can vote.
Early voting makes it easy
As of Sept. 22, Minnesota residents can cast their votes in person at their county election office (though some cities might have more locations). To find out where, visit the Secretary of State website. (Note: If you are not already registered, you will need to bring a proof of residence).
You can also vote early by mail. For more information, see the Secretary of State website.