FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2016
What voters need to know on Election Day
Voting hours, polling locations, what’s on the ballot, voter rights, and more!
SAINT PAUL — Today, Secretary of State Steve Simon is reminding Minnesotans about the resources available to all eligible voters as they prepare to head to the polls and vote on Election Day, November 8.
“I encourage all eligible Minnesotans to make their voices heard and vote on November 8,” said Secretary Simon. “Any Minnesotan with questions about where they vote, what’s on their ballot, or their rights as a voter should visit mnvotes.org for all their voting needs. Together we can return Minnesota to number one in voter turnout in the country.”
Absentee Ballot Reminder
As a reminder, Minnesotans voting absentee by mail must make sure their ballot is returned on or before November 8. Ballots returned after November 8 will not be counted. The last day to vote absentee in-person is Monday, November 7. Minnesotans can check the status of their absentee ballot here.
When do polls open on November 8?
Most polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 8. Remember, as long as you're in line by 8 p.m., you can vote, even if you do not reach the front of the line until after 8 p.m.
Where do I vote on November 8?
Minnesotans can find out where to vote in a variety of ways:
Eligible voters who are not already registered to vote are able to register at the polling place on Election Day, November 8. To register on Election Day, voters will need to bring any of the approved documents that provide proof of residency. This can be an ID with a current name and address, such as a valid Minnesota driver’s license; or a photo ID along with a document showing your current name and address, such as a U.S. Passport and a phone bill dated within 30 days of the election.
For a complete list of the approved identification documents needed to register and will be accepted on Election Day, click here.
What’s on my ballot?
Minnesotans can view the candidates and races that will appear on their ballot using the “My Ballot” tool at mnvotes.org. This information can also be accessed through Google.
Polling Place Rules
There are many rules that voters must abide by in the polling place:
Voters in Minnesota have many rights, including:
For any additional voting information, Minnesotans should visit mnvotes.org.