Nov 1, 2021 - Politics
A 1-minute guide to Minnesota's Nov. 2 elections
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The Nov. 2 election is fast approaching. Here's a one-minute cheat sheet of what you need to know to vote Tuesday.

🗳️ Where to vote: You can look up your polling place on the Secretary of State's website.

  • ✉️ If you requested a mail-in ballot that you haven't returned, it's too late to send it via USPS. Either drop it off by 3pm at the election office that sent your ballot or vote in person instead.

⏰ When to vote: Polling places are usually open 7am-8pm. Use the polling place finder above to check hours at your site.

❓ What you'll vote on: You've heard about the mayoral and council races and heated ballot question campaigns in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. But many other offices and issues are up for votes across the metro. You can view a sample ballot for your precinct here.

  • Depending on where you live, you might encounter ranked-choice voting for some races. Learn more about that process via MPR News.

📋 Not registered? You can complete the paperwork on Election Day. Be sure to bring the required proof of residence with you to the polls if you're registering.

  • Check your status and make sure you're registered at your current address here.

✅ How to track: Precinct-by-precinct results will trickle in on the Secretary of State website after polls close on election night.

  • Many local news sites, including the Star Tribune, will also post results online. We'll recap major trends in Wednesday's edition!

Of note: Final results for ranked-choice contests might take longer to tabulate. FairVote Minnesota released estimates for each of the five cities using the system this year.

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