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Things You Need To Know: 

Before You Start

1. Primary Date:

August 11

2. Presidential Primary Date:

March 3

3. Polling Times:

 

7 a.m. to 8 p.m

4. Is Early Voting Available:

 

Yes, 46 days ahead

5. Can I Vote by Mail:

Yes, You can register here.

6. ID Needed for Voting:

 

You only need ID to vote if you have not registered before arriving at the polling precinct or if you are a first time federal voter who registered by mail. The voter registration form requests a MN driver's license, state ID or SSN or to check the box that the voter has none of these. The instructions to the Election Judge do include the option of "vouched for" as proof of identification.

7. Voting Without Address

The Minnesota voter registration form only includes a space for a residential address. However, Minnesota's voter FAQ includes a question on how to vote while experiencing homelessness. If you are homeless, you can register to vote using the location of where you sleep as your address. You may need to go to the polling place with someone (see details below) who can confirm where you are living. When you register to vote, you must provide your current residence. This is the place where you sleep, so if you sleep in a shelter, at a friend's house, or outside somewhere, that is your voting residence. If you sleep outside, write a description of its location on line four of your voter registration application. For example, "In the NW corner of Jefferson Park near the intersection of Winston Ave. and Smith St." If you register before Election Day using an outdoor location as your residence, your voter record will be marked 'challenged' because the county could not confirm a specific street address. You will still be able to vote, but at the polling place on Election Day you will be asked to swear under oath that you are living at that location. In order to better ensure your registration remains active through Election Day, it is best to register within two months of that date. If you live outside, in a shelter, or are staying at a friend's house, you may not have any documents proving you live there. If so, a registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming where you live. If you live in a shelter, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm you live at the shelter.

8. Interesting Notes

 

The voter registration form is available in many different languages.

2020 Minnesota

Housing Profile

A one-page snapshot of the information advocates need to make the case for socially just housing policy.

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The profile pulls from a variety of sources and illuminates several dimensions of housing affordability for renter households in each district, the surrounding area, and the state.

Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020

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Washington, DC  20005

Email: ourhomes@nlihc.org

Phone: 202.662.1530

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