What you need to know about Election Day 2022 in Minnesota
Minnesota's much-anticipated 2022 midterm election is here.
Why it matters: The decisions Minnesotans make Tuesday will shape local, state and federal policy for months and years to come.
The bottom line: If you aren't one of more than 586,000 Minnesotans who voted early, today's your last chance. Here's what you need to know:
🗳️ Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm. If you're in line by 8pm, you have a right to stay and vote.
📍 Polling places have changed for many voters due to redistricting. Double check your voting location before you go.
✅ Same-day registration is available if you're an eligible voter but haven't signed up yet. Check the requirements here.
✉️ Mail-in ballots can be dropped off in person at the election office that sent you the ballot by 3pm. It's too late to mail it via the U.S. Postal Service.
- If you sent a ballot by mail and the Secretary of State's ballot status site says it hasn't arrived, you can go cast a new one in person. Safeguards are in place to make sure it doesn't count twice.
👀 Results will start trickling in after the polls close at 8pm. But it will likely be at least a few hours before most competitive races are called.
- In especially close contests, we may not know the winner until Wednesday or later.
📺 1 good thing to go: Whether your preferred candidates win or lose, there's a silver lining in the outcome.
- After today, we'll all get a break from wall-to-wall attack ads on TV... until the 2024 campaign picks up!
Go deeper on key races via our Axios Twin Cities voter guide.
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