Election Day is Nov. 5
Tuesday, Nov. 5 is Election Day in Minneapolis, and there’s still time to sign up to be an election judge. Minneapolis is planning for high voter turnout, and election judges at the polls are key to making sure voters can get through the voting process smoothly. To be an election judge, you must be eligible to vote in Minnesota, willing to attend a two-hour training class, and able to work either a full day (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.) or a part-time shift (6 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.) on Tuesday, Nov. 5. If you’re interested, apply now by contacting Jilla Nadimi at Jilla.Nadimi@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-3870, or apply online at vote.minneapolismn.gov/judges/application.
If you’re a Minneapolis resident, here’s what you need to know about Election Day: In this year’s municipal election, races on the ballot include mayor and all 13 City Council offices, as well as Board of Estimate and Taxation and Park and Recreation Board members. Minneapolis voters will used ranked-choice voting this year, which means that you can rank up to three candidates for each office.
Polls on Election Day will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Minneapolis has 117 precincts, and voters must vote in the precinct in which they live. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, you can register at your polling place. To find out where your polling place is, or to find out what you need to bring to register on Election Day, visit the City’s elections website.
If you aren’t able to make it to the polls on Election Day, you can vote absentee. To vote absentee, visit the Elections and Voter Services office in room 1B of City Hall. Remaining hours for absentee voting at City Hall are: Wednesday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn about ranked-choice voting, to see your sample ballot, or to find answers to any other elections questions, visit the elections website.
Published Oct. 30, 2013