Early voting starts today in Minnesota; Here’s what you need to know
Absentee voting is open for the upcoming General election on November 7th. You have the choice to either vote in-person or you can download a copy of the ballot and mail it in.
Early voting starts 46 days before the election takes place.
If you live in Duluth and would like to vote early, you can do so at the Duluth City Hall. The address is 411 West First Street, Duluth 55802.
Early in-person voting hours:
- Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday before election day – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Monday before election day – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Monday before election day is the last day to vote early in-person.
You have until Monday, November 6th to turn in your ballot.
There are also new laws regarding voter rights in Minnesota:
- If you have a felony, you can still vote. You cannot vote if you are currently incarcerated for a felony crime. You will need to register to vote however.
- 16 and 17 year old’s can now preregister to vote.
- Your employer is required to give you paid time off to go vote. This has expanded to now include any time period in the 46 day early voting period.
If you aren’t sure if you are registered to vote, you can either register or check your registration status on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Here are other resources for Minnesotans wanting to cast a vote:
- To track your mail-in ballot click here
- To find your polling place click here
- To sample your ballot click here
- To become an election judge click here