Taking time to vote on Nov. 5

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5 and Minneapolis polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Taking time to vote

Employees who are eligible to vote have the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the employee's polling place and cast a ballot on Election Day, without penalty or deduction from salary or wages because of the absence.  Time off for voting is granted without penalties or reductions in pay, personal leave or vacation time.

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 vote.minneapolismn.gov to view a sample ballot for your precinct.

How to find your polling place

If you are unsure where to vote, visit vote.minneapolismn.gov and click on “Where to Vote”. Six polling places have changed in Minneapolis in 2013, so it’s a good idea to double-check your polling place.

Not sure if you’re pre-registered?

All individuals whose voter registration applications were received by elections officials by 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 are pre-registered for the Nov. 5 General Election. If you aren’t sure if you’re pre-registered, visit vote.minneapolismn.gov and visit the “Register to Vote” section to 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 are able to register at your polling location on Election Day by bringing an approved proof of residence in your precinct. To see the list of approved residency proofs, visit vote.minneapolismn.gov.  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 30, 2013