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Next Tuesday, August 14th, most polls in Minnesota for our Primary Election from 7am to 8pm. Because of redistricting, many voters will be in new legislative, county and city districts. If you have questions about where you vote, you can go to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website, www.mnvotes.org. You can also find a complete list of candidates, links to most candidate websites and other election information as well.
The Minnesota Constitution provides:
Section 1. Eligibility; place of voting; ineligible persons.
Every person 18 years of age or more who has been a citizen of the United States for three months and who has resided in the precinct for 30 days next preceding an election shall be entitled to vote in that precinct. The place of voting by one otherwise qualified who has changed his residence within 30 days preceding the election shall be prescribed by law. The following persons shall not be entitled or permitted to vote at any election in this state: A person not meeting the above requirements; a person who has been convicted of treason or felony, unless restored to civil rights; a person under guardianship, or a person who is insane or not mentally competent.
Minnesotans may vote by absentee ballot but Minnesota law allows absentee voting only for specific reasons. A qualified Minnesota voter may vote by absentee if he or she:
• Will be gone from the precinct on Election Day.
• Has an illness or disability.
• for a religious reason.
To vote absentee, you may go to your local county auditor’s office or some city clerks’ offices. To vote by mail, absentee applications are available at those locations and www.mnvotes.org.