Early voting and same-day registration: It’s not too late
November 7 is Election Day. It is less than a week away and Metropolitan State University is asking everyone to go out and vote.
While mayoral elections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul are getting the most attention, other cities in the Twin Cities metro area will also elect new council members and mayors. Also, every school district in the Twin Cities area will elect a new school board. To ensure your voice is heard this year, below are a few reminders.
To register on Election Day, you need to bring proof that you live in your precinct. Most people can prove residency by bringing:
1. An ID with your current name and address.
a. A Minnesota driver's license or learner's permit OR
b. Tribal ID with name, address, photo, and signature.
2. A photo ID (driver's license; U.S. Passport; Military or Veteran ID; a Minnesota university, college, or technical college ID; or high school ID) along with an approved document that indicates your current address. Approved documents (which may be shown on an electronic device) include:
a. Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election day
b. Current student fee statement
c. Bill, account, or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election (including phone, TV or Internet bill; banking or credit card; rent or mortgage).
3. A voucher. A registered voter from your precinct who can go to the polling place with you and sign an oath confirming your address. Click here for a complete list of acceptable methods.
If you don't want to wait until Nov. 7 to vote, then early voting is an option. Registered or not, you can show up at your county election office until Monday, Nov. 6 and vote in person. Click here to find your county election office.
Note: If you are not registered, you must bring proof of residency, just as you would for same-day registration (See above under same-day registration for more information).
If you have questions about voter eligibility, or would like to know more about Get Out The Vote or Ranked Choice Voting efforts this year, contact Ed Day for Metro State Votes at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com