Minneapolis voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2

Minneapolis voters will cast ballots on November 2, 2010 to elect candidates for federal, state, county and Minneapolis School Board offices. 

Polls for the General Election are open on Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Minneapolis residents can vote if they are at least 18 years old, are a U.S. Citizen, and have lived in Minnesota for at least 20 days before the election. 

New online tools help voters participate in 2010 General Election

The Absentee Ballot Lookup is an easy and convenient way for voters to check on the status of their absentee ballot. To use the secure service, voters must provide the following information: first and last name (name must match voter’s name entered on the absentee ballot application or voter registration), full date of birth, and the same identification number the voter used on the absentee ballot application.

The Voter Registration Lookup allows voters to enter their name, birthday, and address, and this tool will quickly tell voters whether they are registered at that address.

Finding your polling place & see the sample ballot for your precinct

The City of Minneapolis website links to the Hennepin County Polling Place Finder and the Minnesota Secretary of State Polling Place Finder to help voters find the polling place in their precinct.  Eight polling places have moved to new locations since 2009, so voters should double-check to make sure they know where to go on Election Day. Voters in these precincts were sent a notice of the new location.

Minneapolis 311 open during voting hours for the November 2 General Election

Minneapolis 311 will extend its usual hours by one hour to serve voters while the polls are open. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Tuesday, November 2. Minneapolis voters can call Minneapolis 311 for information on how to register and where to vote, as well as questions about other city services. From outside the city limits dial (612) 673-3000. TTY/TTD (612) 673-2157.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is easy, and has already started at Minneapolis City Hall. With less than a week left before the General Election, voters unable to vote at the polls on Election Day are encouraged to vote in person at Minneapolis City Hall. Minneapolis Elections will be open special hours for absentee voting on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Absentee voting will close on Monday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. For additional information on absentee voting for the General Election, see our website or call 311.

Registering on General Election Day

Pre-registration is closed for the General Election, but voters can register at the polls by providing one of the forms of identification required by Minnesota law. For more details, visit the Elections website and select Election Day Registration.

For More Information

For more information about elections in Minneapolis visit the Elections website, call Minneapolis 311 or (612) 673-3000, or for TTY/TTD call (612) 673-2157.

Published Oct 25, 2010