2020 Election: Voter Services

Wonder Woman and Uni-Girl of the League of Women Voters NCF, have a special voter service message for you!

Remember that “no matter how small an act of kindness or generosity or simple positivity you put in the world, it WILL make a difference.” –Wonder Woman

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES

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VFH-Twitter-Coverhttps://www.lwvmn.org/how-to-vote

Did you know…?

  • Any voter can request an absentee ballot without an excuse. You can apply for an absentee ballot online at:  https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/ABRegistrationStep1.aspx
  • You will need either your MN Driver’s License number or your SSN for the request, and you must use the same number to identify yourself on the ballot envelope.
  • Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters starting September 18.
    • Check the instructions about sealing and signing the envelopes.
    • If you are already registered to vote, you do not need a witness.

  • Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked before or on November 3 (Election Day). They must be received by November 10. Ballots received after that will not be counted. To be sure of meeting the deadline, send your mail-in ballot as soon as possible. It may travel faster if you put a first-class stamp on the pre-paid return envelope.
  • Absentee ballots can be returned in person BEFORE Election Day.
    • You can return your ballot in person to Northfield City Hall during their business hours:
      • Monday – Friday; 8 am – 4:30 pm. (Must arrive by 4:15 pm.)
      • Saturday, August 8 – 10 am – 3 pm (must arrive by 2:45 pm)
      • Monday, August 10 – open until 5 pm (must arrive by 4:45 pm)
      • Saturday, October 31 – 10 am – 3 pm (must arrive by 2:45 pm)
      • Monday, November 2 – open until 5 pm (must arrive by 4:45 pm)
  • RICE COUNTY: You may also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. ON Election Day. Take it to the Rice County Government Services Building, 320 3rd St NW, Faribault MN 55021. There is a secure drop box near the building’s south entrance.

  • DAKOTA COUNTY: You may also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. ON Election Day. Take it to the Dakota County Elections Office at 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033-2343.

  • You may not drop off your ballot at your polling place.
  • You can track your ballot at: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx

  • If your absentee ballot has not been received on Election Day, you can still go vote in person.

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Are you a college student?

Carleton College: Find more information on voting here:  https://www.carleton.edu/ccce/students/civic-action-elections/

St. Olaf: Find more information on voting here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/vote/

A special Thanks to Carol Trosset and John Habberman for their research on voter registration and absentee voting. If you would like printable flyers click on the following links:Brief Rice County General Voter Service Informational FlyerDetailed Voter Registration FAQs  

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