Election 2021 info and reminders

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The last day to cast your ballot for the 2021 Election is Nov. 2. According to City officials, over 28,000 early ballots have already been cast, up 75% in Hennepin County and 143% in Minneapolis.

If you’re voting in person on Nov. 2, don’t forget to go to your neighborhood polling place instead of an early voting center. Also, remember to bring your mask, if you haven’t been vaccinated (and wear some comfortable shoes).

Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. As long as you’re in line by 8 pm, you can vote, even if you do not reach the front of the line until after 8 pm.

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF MY ABSENTEE OR MAIL BALLOT?

If you recently mailed in your ballot, you can track it online to confirm it has been accepted. If it hasn’t, make a plan to go to the polls before 8 pm on Election Day. An election judge will cancel your ballot and issue you a new one. To track your ballot go here: mnvotes.org/track.

WHAT’S ON THE BALLOT?

Ballots vary, but voters will have a chance to decide everything from mayoral and city council races to rent stabilization measures, and in Minneapolis, a much-debated public safety amendment. To find out what’s on your ballot, go here.

WHERE TO VOTE

To find your polling location, visit pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Still not registered to vote? You can still register on Election Day. The two easiest ways are to bring with you to your polling place a valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or ID, or Tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature; or bring a photo ID and a document with your current name and address (such as a phone or electric bill).

For more details and additional registration options, visit https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting

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