Taking time to vote on Nov. 6

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Taking time to vote

Employees who are not able or do not wish to vote before or after their regular work hours are reminded that Minnesota law gives workers who are eligible to vote the right to be absent from work for the amount of time needed to appear at their polling place, cast a ballot and return to work. Time off for voting is granted without penalties or reductions in pay, personal leave or vacation time.

If you wish to vote during work hours, please talk with your supervisor and coworkers to ensure everyone has time to vote.  

You are eligible to vote if you:

·         Are at least 18 years old

·         Are a U.S. citizen

·         Have lived in Minnesota for at least 20 days prior to the election.

View a sample ballot for my precinct

Visit www.mnvotes.org to view a sample ballot for your precinct.

How to find your polling place

Voters will use the new voting precincts that were set by the 2012 Redistricting Plan. All pre-registered voters were sent a white postcard in early July with their new voting precinct and polling place. 

If you are unsure where to vote, visit www.mnvotes.org and click on Find Your Polling Place. (Note: Entering your Zip Code into the Polling Place Finder narrows the list of streets more than selecting your county.)

Not sure if you’re pre-registered?

All individuals whose voter registration applications were received by elections officials by 5 p.m. on Oct. 16 are pre-registered for the Nov. 6 General Election. If you aren’t sure if you’re pre-registered, visit www.mnvotes.org and use Check Your Registration to confirm whether you are registered to vote at your current address.

Election Day registration

If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration, you may be able to register at your polling location on Election Day by bringing proof of residence in your precinct. To see the list of approved residency proofs, visit www.mnvotes.org.  Please allow extra time at the polls to register.

Voters who have moved or changed their name since they last voted must re-register. 

 

Published Oct 24, 2012

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