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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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: