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Election Day: What you need to know

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Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: November 02, 2021 11:33 AM
Created: November 01, 2021 10:44 AM

Tuesday is Election Day and polls are typically open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for those planning to vote in person.

Here's a breakdown of what you need to know on Election Day:

Where can I vote?

Find your exact voting location via the polling place finder, which allows you to enter your address to determine your polling place.

Those who need assistance to vote have options including curbside voting, assistance from election judges, and ballot marking machine access, among other options. Learn more about voting accessibility here.

If I haven't yet registered to vote, can I on Election Day?

Those who haven't yet registered to vote can still do so at their polling places. The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office reminds those registering to present proof of identification and residence, via one of the options listed below:

  • Identification with your current name and address
  • Photo identification plus a document with your current name and address
  • Another registered voter who can confirm your address
  • A college student ID with a housing list
  • A valid registration in the same precinct
  • A Notice of Late Registration
  • A staff person of a residential facility, to confirm your address

Learn more about registering to vote on Election Day here.

What if I have an absentee ballot?

According to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office, voters can return their absentee ballots in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent the ballot. A voter can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. Voters will need to show identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else. Voters may not drop their ballots off at their polling place on Election Day.

Those who have already submitted their absentee ballots can track the progress of the ballots here.

What's on my ballot?

Offices on the Minneapolis ballot include: Mayor, city council, Board of Estimate and Taxation seats, and Minneapolis Park Board seats. There is a series of three questions for voters.

Offices on the St. Paul ballot include: Mayor, city council, and school board seats. There is one question on the ballot for voters.

Voters can view their sample ballots via the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office here.

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