Voting tips

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October 25, 2010
By: LWV Minnesota
LWV Minnesota
Tips from the League of Women Voters of Minnesota

To vote you must be:
— 18 years old by Election Day
— A citizen of the United States
— A resident of Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election
— Registered to vote


To register

— Pre-registration ended Oct. 12
— You may register to vote on Election Day (Nov. 2) at your polling place
— You can register at your polling location on Election Day. Bring one of the following with your current name and address to verify your residence:
— A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
— A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
— A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature
— A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
— A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor of city clerk
— A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath

— Alternatively, you may provide both 1) a photo ID from the list below, and 2) a current bill with your current name and address

Photo IDs (may be expired):
— Minnesota Driver’s License
— Minnesota ID Card
— United States Passport
— United States Military ID Card
— Tribal ID Card
— Minnesota university, college, or technical college ID card (delivered electronically or by mail within 30 days of election day):

Bills

— Telephone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.)
— TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
— Internet services
— Electric
— Gas
— Solid Waste
— Sewer Services
— Water
— Rent statement dated within 30 days of Election Day that itemizes utilities
— Current student fee statement  



Looking for candidate information?


Before an election, the League of Women Voters Minnesota website — lwvmn.org — allows you to create a custom Voter Guide based on your address. Voter Guide materials include:

List of candidates and questions on your ballot

Candidate photos, contact information and responses to our questions

Candidate forums (some are webcast)

Where you vote

Current elected officials

To find out who represents enter your zip code and address to get a list of the candidates who will be on your ballot. Then click on the tab for Candidate Info.


Translation

If you want help translating Minneapolis Election information, call 311 or 612-673-3000.


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Election Maps

View maps of Minneapolis wards and precincts, city council, park board districts, Hennepin County districts, MN legislative districts and congressional districts at ci.minneapolis.mn.us/elections/election-maps.asp


The 2010 Election at a glance (on the ballot):


Minnesota Constitutional offices

Attorney General, Auditor, Governor and Secretary of State

All 201 Minnesota Senate and House seats

All eight United States Congressional seats

County Attorney, County Sheriff and other County offices in some counties

About half of the County Commissioners

Many school district, city and township offices


Get involved


The League of Women Voters Minneapolis is seeking volunteers to help with its Election night project. The league works with the City of Minneapolis’ Election Department to check-in and transport to the city’s election warehouse supplies (including ballots) that must be turned in after the polls close election night. Volunteers receive training for this important culmination of the voting process and work in teams of three to four people. The project requires a three to four hour commitment (including training) on election night from about 50 people (league members, friends, spouses and students.) Contact the league at
612-333-6319 if you’re interested.