The effort to get out the vote continues on campus through Metro State Votes.
What is our goal?
Metro State Votes’ goal is to achieve 100-percent voter turnout among Metropolitan State University students every year through direct action.
Why is it important to vote?
Municipal and school board elections do not attract as much attention as presidential campaigns, but they are still important. Cities, counties, and school boards act on nearly every policy issue, so it is important to remind coworkers, friends and classmates to vote this year. Election Day is Nov. 7.
How can you help?
Metro State Votes is seeking instructors who can take five minutes of class time to discuss the upcoming elections. Informational flyers will be provided. If you would like to have someone present the information, Metro State Votes will try to accommodate the request (contact information below).
Student groups that would like to incorporate voter education into tabling and other outreach efforts may request materials, as well as a representative to answer questions, depending on availability.
Individuals can also help with early voting.
The last day to vote early in person is Monday, Nov. 6. For information on early voting, visit the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-in-person/ Those are are not already registered will need to present proof of residence.
Vote by mail
Cast your ballot early by mail. You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot and for you to return it on or before Election Day.
Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day. Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS). You can also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters.
For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-by-mail/