How to vote: Guidelines following appeals court ruling
Minnesota's Secretary of State Steve Simon has said that it's too late for voters to mail back their absentee ballots if they want to make sure their votes count. This comes after an appeals court ruling indicated that mail-in ballots arriving after Election Day are at risk of being invalidated.
If you have not mailed your absentee ballot, or if you are worried whether your ballot will be received in time, consider the following:
You can deliver your absentee ballot to your county election office by hand (or have someone they trust hand-deliver it for you). Find your county election office here.
You can cast your vote in person with an absentee ballot at your local election office until offices close Monday, Nov. 2.
You can STILL register to vote and cast your ballot in person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Here's what you'll need to bring when you register: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/3946/election-day-registration-2020.pdf
You can find your polling place here: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us
If you have already put your ballot in the mail, you can track it online. If their ballot hasn't yet been received, you can cast your ballot in person either by absentee, or at your polling place on Election Day.
Who is eligible to vote?
You are eligible to vote if you are:
A U.S. citizen
At least 18 years old on Election Day
A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote
You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent
Ways to vote in Hennepin County
Click here to learn how eligible voters can:
This brief video illustrates the ways to vote in Minnesota.
Click here to learn how any eligible voter can vote absentee by mail in Minnesota.
Sample Ballots for Communities in Orono Schools ISD 278
Cities and towns with absentee, in-person voting
Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website for cities and towns with absentee, in-person voting (click Hennepin County, then click your city for more information, including open days/hours each week)
Find your polling place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Polls will be open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because polling places may change from year to year, please verify your polling place here: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/