by BRETT MARSHALL, CSU Public Relations Assistant
Yep. Another article about voting, but in here you’ll find resources and documents to make sure you’re equipped with everything you need to know in advance of the Nov. 6 election.
Am I registered to vote?
- Use this link to quickly check to see if you’re registered and ready to go: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx
- *Note: The deadline to register before the election to vote has passed, so if you’re not registered yet, you’ll have to register at your polling location on the day of the election. The link to the right will tell you what materials and identifications you’ll need to have with you to register at your polling location: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day/
Where do I go to vote?
- It’s important to know where you need to go to cast your vote, this link will tell you exactly where to go based on your current address! https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
What’s on my ballot?
- Want to know exactly who and what you’ll be voting for? Look no further than this link to make sure you’re prepared to make an educated vote! https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/whats-on-my-ballot
What if I can’t vote Nov. 6?
- Won’t be around for the Nov. 6 election and want to vote early? You can do that. Find out how here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-in-person/
What’s the status of my absentee ballot?
- Did you fill out an absentee ballot and what to know its status? Here’s a link to do that: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx
Are there any on-campus resources where I can voting, party and/or candidate information?
- The Memorial Library has a couple of great resources to help you get prepared to vote as well. Included is fact checking sites, absentee information, party information, media coverage and more! You can check those out here: https://libguides.mnsu.edu/voting
Where can I find additional candidate information?
- Even more important than voting is to make an educated vote. You don’t always have to vote on party lines. Make sure you read up on the candidates and pick the ones that best align with YOUR personal beliefs. After all, elections are about your voice. Check out this handy voter education guide from the Minneapolis Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/2018-minnesota-election-voter-guide-who-is-running-governor-house-senate-politics-issues/483224571/
- You can also check out these guides created by the Campus Election Engagement Project:
- Governor (Tim Walz-D v.s. Jeff Johnson-R): https://campuselect.org/voter-education/candidate-issue-guides/2018-minnesota-governors-race/
- Senate (Amy Klobuchar-D, Incumbent v.s. Jim Newberger-R): https://campuselect.org/voter-education/candidate-issue-guides/2018-minnesota-senators-race/
- Senate (Tina Smith-D, v.s. Karin Housley-R): https://campuselect.org/voter-education/candidate-issue-guides/2018-minnesota-senators-race-smith-housley
Now you have no excuses, so be sure to go out vote Nov. 6 in the midterm election!