Voter Registration and Education
One of the best ways for individual voices 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!
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 will 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!
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)
What Prohibits Me from Registering?
If you are:
- A convicted felon who has not completed all parts of your sentence, including probation and parole
- Under a court-order guardianship in which the order revokes your right to vote
- Are found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
March 12, 2019 – Township Elections
June 28, 2019 – Vote by mail or in-person
August 13, 2019 – Primary Elections
September 20, 2019 – Vote by mail or in-person
October 15, 2019 – Register in advance
November 5, 2019 – Election Day
March 3, 2020 – Presidential Primaries
November 3, 2020 – Presidential General Election