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Vote: Your Voice Matters

2022 Election Calendar


Local Elections Matter!

Make YOUR VOICE heard because LOCAL ELECTIONS MATTER. Here's how:
1. Local government manages a lot of different things—and their decisions directly affect your life. Think schools, policing, affordable housing, public transit…
2. State and local governments lead the way when the federal government isn’t. Many critical policies—minimum wage, women’s right to vote, environmental protections, marriage equality—all began at local levels.
3. Your vote will make a difference. Typically, 1 in 5 voters participate in off-year local elections, which means YOUR vote has a big impact.

Source: Rock the Vote!

Voter Registration

Can I Register to Vote?

You can register to vote if you:

  • Will be at least 18-years-old on election day
  • Are a United States citizen
  • Are a Minnesota resident (for at least 20 days before the election)

How Do I Register?

Register Online

Registering online is quick and easy. Just follow the prompts on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Register on Paper

Forms are available in multiple languages to download and print. Use the form to register yourself or others in a voter registration drive. 

Register on Election Day

You can register or update your registration when you vote. You will need proof of residence to register. Learn more about registering when you vote

Where Do I Vote?

Voting Early and Voting by Mail

Minnesota allows for early voting and voting by mail for those who aren't able to make it to the polls on Election Day. For more information on early voting and voting by mail, visit the Secretary of State's dedicated webpage.

Polling Locations

On Election Day, there will be a many polling locations open throughout Ramsey and Washington counties. To find your polling location, visit the Secretary of State's Pollfinder

Ballot Drop Box Locations

Likewise, there will be ballot drop box locations across the counties. To find a ballot drop box near you, visit the Secretary of State's Ballot Drop Box Location Finder.   

Voter Education

One of the best ways for your voice to be heard is through participation in the electoral process. You can amplify your voice and the voice of all people living in poverty when you vote. Stay active, be heard, and take action through voting!

Before you vote, however, it's always best to know who your candidates are and where they stand on policies. We've included here a number of resources that will help protect you as a voter and make sure you your candidates before you vote on November 8.

Know Your Rights As a Voter.

Access an Online Sample Ballot

2022 Candidates 

Governor 

Tim Walz (Incumbent), Democrat. Campaign Website.

Scott Jensen, Republican. Campaign Website.

Steve Patterson, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis. Campaign Website.

Hugh McTavish, Independence-Alliance. Campaign Website

Gabrielle M. Posser, Socialist Workers. Campaign Website

Attorney General

Keith Ellison (Incumbent), Democrat. Campaign Website

Jim Schultz, Republican. Campaign Website

Secretary of State

Steve Simon (Incumbent), Democrat. Campaign Website

Kim Crockett, Republican. Campaign Website

Auditor
Julie Blaha (Incumbent), Democrat. Campaign Website

Ryan Wilson, Republican. Campaign Website

Congressional District 4

Betty McCollum (Incumbent), Democrat. Campaign Website

May Lor Xiong, Republican. Campaign Website.

Congressional District 8

Pete Stauber (Incumbent), Republican. Campaign Website

Jen Schultz, Democrat. Campaign Website

 

How Do I Get Involved?

There are many ways for you to get involved in the voting process this election season, including volunteering and contacting your elected officials to make your voice heard on the issues that you care about:

Become a paid election judge

Hand out voter information

Contact your elected officials:

County Officials

City Officials

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance

    49,780

  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start

    1,622

  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization

    245

  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes

    1,743

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