During this challenging time of claims of fraud in Elections, both in MN and nation-wide, it is helpful to have accurate information from authentic sources for oneself and to share and dispel falsehoods. Provided for you from the MN Secretary of State’s Office are overviews of how voter records in MN are updated and how voter registrations are validated. In addition, sites for discerning truth in media are offered:
Previously Recorded Candidate Forum links:
- Roseville City Council: https://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/videos/lwv-roseville-cc/
- District 42 Senate and House A & B conducted by the LWV-White Bear Lake League: https://lwv-wbla.org/voter-services/candidate-forums/
- Maplewood Mayor & City Council: VOD Link: http://vod.maplewoodmn.gov/CablecastPublicSite/show/862?channel=1
- District 43 Senate and House A & B: VOD Link: http://vod.maplewoodmn.gov/CablecastPublicSite/show/863?channel=1
- Little Canada Mayor and City Council: https://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/videos/league-of-women-voters-candidates-forum-city-of-little-canada/
- District 66 Senate and House A & B: https://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/videos/league-of-women-voters-candidates-forum-senate-66-house-66a-66b/
- ISD 622 North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale School District: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XczG7Om1lg
In-person voting begins on Friday, September 18. There are several locations in Ramsey County that will hold in-person absentee voting. Go to the linked website or contact the municipality or county for directions and hours. Unless otherwise indicated, locations only issue absentee ballots for residents of that municipality.
1. Absentee Ballots are mailed out and able to be returned by a prepaid bulk postage rate which is less costly, because of the volume, than each having a first-class stamp. The Post Office confirmed on Friday, Aug. 14th, that there is NO DIFFERENCE in the speed of delivery.
2. The specific impact of Federal changes to Post Office funding and operation are unknown at this time.
3. The recently issued consent decree that removed the witness requirement for registered voters to supply on their Absentee Ballots for the Nov. Election and also extended the deadline by seven days for Ballots postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3rd, to be received in one’s local Elections Office is no longer being challenged. It is in effect for this election.
Vote411.org is the site for answers to voting and election questions as well as a source of information on candidates running for local Minnesota and state-wide public office. It is a resource provided by the League of Women Voters. Sherry Hood is the LWV of Roseville Area member in charge of soliciting and submitting candidate questions. All are encouraged to use Vote411.org for learning about candidates and to become better informed voters.
The May/June Voter contained tips when writing advocacy letters. League members are reminded that when writing letters, sending emails or texts, or making phone calls, they are speaking as individuals, not for the League (they should not mention that they are League members in their communication). Only the president speaks in the name of the League.
If you would like to participate in advocacy at the national or state level as a League member, consider adding your name to "action alerts" that will come to your inbox and identify prioritized pending legislative issues that need your support. www.lwv.org/take-action https://www.lwvmn.org/take-action
Date: March 3, 2020 (early voting by mail and in person begins January 17, 2020)
Polling Place Hours: 7 am-8 pm most locations. Check for exceptions at MNVotes.org.
Location: Find your polling place and learn how to vote early in person or by mail at MNVotes.org.
Why: To vote for a major party candidate for President of the United States
Early Voting Locations: Ramsey County has provided a list of places to vote early in person: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/elections-voting/voters/vote-election-day/early-voting
Minnesota's precinct caucuses will be held on February 25, 2020 at 7 pm. Precinct caucuses are meetings organized by political parties to endorse candidates and build party platforms prior to general elections. You can find where your local precinct caucus will be held by using the Precinct Finder Tool at mnvotes.org.
The League of Women Voters of Minnesota has created a document that describes the precinct process. A link to the document can be found here.
The Minnesota Secretary of State's office has put together information about the upcoming Presidential Primary. Due to a change in state law, Minnesota for the first time will hold a presidential primary on March 3, 2020. You can see all the information provided, including information on absentee and early voting, by going to the MN Secretary of State web page,
Early voting begins January 17, 2020.
The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area sponsored a Candidate forum on Monday, October 7, 2019, in which the candidates for mayor and City Council participated. To view the video of the forum, you can link to CTV North Suburbs.