Friday, September 25, 2020

Register to vote in the 2020 elections and make your voice heard

For U.S citizens 18 years of age and older, voting is the easiest way to make your voice heard. Different levels of government determine your community’s response to everything from potholes to policy, and voting gives you the chance to select the people making those decisions. Everyone who is eligible is urged to check their registration and make sure it is current.
Register now and be a voter!

For U.S. citizens 18 years of age and older, voting is the easiest way to make your voice heard. Different levels of government determine your community’s response to everything from potholes to policy, and voting gives you the chance to select the people making those decisions. Everyone who is eligible is urged to check their registration and make sure it is current.

Plan your voting strategy

During these unprecedented times, voting may take a little more planning than it has in the past. However, the state of Minnesota provides you with three reliable options for making your voice heard.
  1. Vote in person on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at your polling place
  2. Apply to vote absentee by mail. (Your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, and arrive at your county election office by Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020).
  3. Vote in person before Election Day at an early voting location or the county election office.
No matter what state or city you call home, you can still use the resources on the University Advocates Be A Voter website to register and request an absentee ballot in any of the 50 states. Living on or near campus does entitle you to vote in the correct precinct for your address. You just have to decide if you live in your home state or town and visit campus for school or if you live at school and visit family and friends back home. Vote where you consider your residence to be.

Pre-register to vote

The deadline to pre-register to vote in Minnesota is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. After that, you must vote in person, either on Election Day or at an early voting location, and register at that time. To learn the rules and deadlines in other states, please visit the How To Vote website.

You can also sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote, and request your mail-in ballot on the Twin Cities campus registration portal

Be a voter. Make a plan, talk to your friends and family about the importance of voting, and raise your voice by Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020! 

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