by VIBE Realty
on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 4:13pm.
This year’s election goes beyond who will be president. Your vote is your voice on issues affecting housing, education, employment and healthcare. Our team at VIBE encourages you to get out there and let yourself be heard on November 3rd (or earlier!) And if you feel disheartened or even just confused about the voting process, you’re not alone. We’ve done our best to curate some valuable information and resources to help guide you during the voting process - whether you’re looking at registering, voting early, or finding a polling location near you.
Registering To Vote
Register Online: It's quick and easy! You will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number. Update: (October 13th, 2020 was the last day to register online in the state of Minnesota.) Click here to register online.
Register on Paper: Download and print forms in English and other languages. Use these forms to register yourself or to register others in a voter registration drive. Click here to register on paper.
Register on Election Day: You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need proof of residence to register. Learn more about registering when you vote.
Check Your Registration
Click here to check to see if you are registered at your current address.
*Note: It’s encouraged to register before Election Day - it will save you time at the polling place. Registration temporarily closes 20 days before the election, and opens again on Election Day for voters who register at their polling place.
Early voting started on September 18th. You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence. All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations. Resources: Click here to see MN cities and towns with in-person absentee voting.
Vote By Mail
To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply. If you have already applied for a General Election ballot, it will be mailed to you as soon as ballots become available. Click here to learn more about voting by mail in Minnesota.
Not sure where to go to vote? Click here for a good resource to find polling locations in your neighborhood.
Minneapolis alone needs 1,500 to 2,000 people to work in each election in the city, and on Election Day, there can be as many as 30,000 election judges temporarily employed at polling places across Minnesota.These people make sure every eligible ballot is cast and counted. And now, Minnesota election officials worry about a shortage of poll workers during COVID-19. Election judges tend to be older, which means they tend to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. Many are deciding not to risk working the polls this year, so the Twin Cities needs younger people to get involved now more than ever.
Minneapolis: Click here to get involved. Saint Paul: Click here to get involved. Click here for more information about becoming an Election Judge in Minnesota.