Notification occurred in January that the required follow-up report for the Martin Brown Grant Award had been received, reviewed, and accepted. $500 in additional funds have been received by Treasurer, Joyce Briggs, bringing the total of Martin Brown Grant monies to LWVRA to $1000. The Grant funds were used to expand Voter Services Activities in 2018, especially in the area of Community Engagement.
The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office has provided information on what you need to register to vote at your polling place on Election Day..Bring:
- Valid ID with current name and address; or
- Photo ID plus a document with your current address; or
- A registered voter who can confirm your address; or
- College student ID with housing list; or
- Valid registr;ation in the precinct; or
- Notice of late registration; or
- Staff person of a residential facility
The Lillie Suburban Newspapers has compiled information on candidates for local elections. This includes information Mayoral and City Council Candidates for the cities of Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville. There is also information about the School Board Candidates in ISD 622 (North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale). Access the Lillie Suburban Newspapers link here.
The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office has compiled available candidate information for the Candidates running in Lauderdale. For City Council Candidates, click on this link. For the information on the Mayoral Candidate, click on this link.
If you were unable to attend the Candidate Forums for your community, you can see the video replay at the following links:
Join a metro area coalition for Registering Riders to Vote (RRTV)- September 22! Our area League has been working with organizers from over a dozen groups in the Twin Cities to put together RRTV. It is a large-scale, non-partisan, voter registration drive, that will take place at 25 Metro Transit stops across the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office contains information that you may find helpful as the General Election nears. Go to mnvotes.org to locate your polling location for the November 6 general election. There you can also find a sample of your ballot and a listing of candidates with links to their websites. Voting is your personal power! Use it. Don't waste it. Be a voter!
The LWV Minnesota is offering text reminders related to voting, including reminders of when early voting begins, candidates who have filed for office and other important dates and information. To use this service:
- In the “To:” box of a new text message, enter 33222
- In the “Text Message” box, enter MNvote
The State of Minnesota has a program where individuals who contribute money in 2018 to a candidate for STATE office or a STATE LEVEL political party may get a refund of their contribution. The maximum refund is $50/individual. The goal is to encourage grass roots participation in the political process.