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Are you all set for the upcoming elections? Not sure how to vote, or if you can vote? Here’s some information that will help you prepare.

Who can vote?

To vote in Minnesota, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day, and a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days.

If you had a felony conviction, you can vote after you finish all parts of your sentence, including any probation, parole, or other conditions such as restitution.

You can vote while under guardianship, unless a judge has revoked your right to vote.

How do I register to vote?

You must be registered to vote at your current address. To register or to update your registration, go to mnvotes.org.

You can also register at your polling place on Election Day. You must show proof of your name and current address. For more details, visit mnvotes.org or call 1-877-600-VOTE.

How to see your sample ballot:

To see the candidates and questions that will be on your ballot, go to mnvotes.org.

How to find voting locations & hours:

To find out where you vote, visit mnvotes.org. Most polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What do I bring on Election Day?

If you are registered to vote at your current address, you do not need to bring identification. If you need to register or to update your registration, you will need to show proof of residence before you vote. To learn more, visit mnvotes.org or call 1-877-600-VOTE.

How to vote early with an absentee ballot?

You can vote early at your local elections office. You can also apply to have an absentee ballot sent to you in the mail. To find your local elections office or to request an absentee ballot, visit mnvotes.org.

Taking time off from work to vote:

Did you know that you have the right to take time off work to vote, without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time.

For more information including dates of upcoming elections, visit mnvotes.org or call 1-877-600-VOTE.

Get registered, get informed, go vote!

Credits
The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing thank:

James Paul Beldon for ASL talent.
Rita Van Der Puije for voiceover.
Keystone Interpreting Solution for film production.

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