Voter Resources

Upcoming Election Information 2020

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.

Vote 411

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.

Advocacy

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 

What You Need to Know About the New Presidential Nomination Primary

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 Precinct Caucuses

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.

Presidential Primary 2020

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.

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 24

League of Women Voters, Roseville Area, is again offering voter registrations in area high schools.  On National Voter Registration Day, students at RAHS will have the opportunity to register to vote during their lunch periods in the cafeteria.
Qualifications:

  •  Be 18 by Election Day, Nov. 5, 2019
  • Present a required ID which is a Drivers License, Permit, or State ID Card
  • If none of the above, know the last 4 digits of one’s Social Security number

* Registering to vote may also be accomplished on-line using MNvotes.org or at Early Voting Sites or on the same day at Polling Places.

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