Organization : Minnesota Secretary Of State
Facility : General Election
State : Minnesota
Country : United States
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2015 General Election, Tuesday, November 3 :
The 2015 elections will feature many city offices and school board members. There may also be school district ballot questions. There are no regularly scheduled state or federal offices on the ballot in 2015
Precinct Caucuses :
There are no precinct caucuses in 2015. Some political parties may choose to hold meetings similar to precinct caucuses to endorse candidates for local office. Contact the political party of your choosing for more information.
Election Locations for November 3, 2015 :
Below is a list of election locations for November 3, 2015.
Given the large number of jurisdictions in some of the lists, it may be easiest to put your home address in the polling place finder. It will say whether you have an election scheduled. Links to a list of candidates and sample ballots may also be available.
State Elections :
Special election for Minnesota Legislative House District 46A
Municipal Elections :
** Circle Pines
** Falcon Heights
** Golden Valley
** Lino Lakes
** New Brighton
** Sacred Heart
** St Louis Park
** St. Anthony
** St. Paul
** St. Paul Park
** St. Peter
** White Bear Lake
** White Township
Voters Bill of Rights :
For all persons residing in this state who meet federal voting eligibility requirements :
** You have the right to be absent from work for the purpose of voting in a state or federal election without reduction to your pay, personal leave, or vacation time on election day for the time necessary to appear at your polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work.
** If you are in line at your polling place any time before 8:00 p.m., you have the right to vote.
** If you can provide the required proof of residence, you have the right to register to vote and to vote on election day.
** If you are unable to sign your name, you have the right to orally confirm your identity with an election judge and to direct another person to sign your name for you.
** You have the right to request special assistance when voting.
** If you need assistance, you may be accompanied into the voting booth by a person of your choice, except by an agent of your employer or union or a candidate.
** You have the right to bring your minor children into the polling place and into the voting booth with you.
** If you have been convicted of a felony but your felony sentence has expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence, you have the right to vote.
** If you are under a guardianship, you have the right to vote, unless the court order revokes your right to vote.
** You have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence your vote.
** If you make a mistake or spoil your ballot before it is submitted, you have the right to receive a replacement ballot and vote.
** You have the right to file a written complaint at your polling place if you are dissatisfied with the way an election is being run.
** You have the right to take a sample ballot into the voting booth with you.
** You have the right to take a copy of this Voter’s Bill of Rights into the voting booth with you.
Polling Place Accessiblity :
Federal and state laws require that all polling places be fully accessible and usable by elderly voters or voters with disabilities. City and township clerks should visit polling locations periodically to check that polling locations are still accessible. The Office of the Secretary of State Polling Place Accessibility Diagnostic Tool gives instructions on how polling place inspections should be performed.
Report an Accessibility Issue :
Cities and towns choose polling place locations and are responsible for polling place accessibility Contact your city or township clerk if a polling place is not accessible.
Minimum Accessibility Requirements :
Minimum requirements for accessibility include, but are not limited to :
** Paved parking with wide spaces reserved for persons with a disability.
** Curb cuts or temporary ramps.
** Paved main routes free of stairs or with ramp or elevator bypasses.
** Entrances and doorways a minimum of 32 inches wide.
** Walkways and hallways at least 36 inches wide.
** Hallways free of protrusions overhanging the floor.
** Handrails on all stairs.
** Signs directing voters around obstructed entrances or stairs to accessible routes.
** Signs outlining the assistance available to voters.
** One or more wheelchair accessible voting booth(s) or station(s) with writing surface 34 inches high.