Organization : Minnesota Secretary Of State
Facility : Find Your Polling Place
State : Minnesota
Country : United States
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Polling Place Finder :
Enter your address into this Polling Place Finder to find out important voting information for your precinct, including :
** Your Polling Place (where you vote, map & directions)
** Districts for your precinct (including maps)
** “Candidates on My Ballot” (candidates and questions on the ballot at your** next election, when available)
You can Find by ZIP code OR Search by County
The Office of the Secretary of State thanks Minnesota’s 87 counties for providing the information this system relies on.
Voting Hours :
** Voting Hours for State and Federal Elections
** Most polling places open at 7 a.m., and all must close at 8 p.m.
** Voters in line at the polling place any time before 8 p.m. have the right to vote.
** Towns with less than 500 registered voters are not required to open until 10 a.m. but can choose to open earlier.
Voting Hours for Municipal and School District Elections :
** Most polling places open at 7 a.m., but are not required to do so.
** Metro polling places do not have to open until 10 a.m., but they can choose to open earlier.
** Greater Minnesota polling places do not have to open until 5 p.m., but they can choose to open earlier.
Call the organizer of the election (county, city or school district) for polling place hours. The Office of the Secretary of State does not have specific polling place hours.
Assistance at the Polling Place :
Who Can and Cannot Provide Help :
In the polling place you have a right to get help from election judges or any person you choose, except an agent of your employer, your union or a candidate.
Device to Help You Mark Your Ballot (AutoMARK) :
** Any voter can choose to mark their ballot using the AutoMARK.
** This device can display the ballot in large print or with a high-contrast background; it can read the ballot to you through headphones; and it allows you to select candidates through a Braille keypad, touchscreen or sip-and-puff device.
** It provides privacy and independence to you if you cannot, or choose not, to vote using a pen.
** Ballot-marking devices must be present in every polling place so that all individuals have the same opportunity for access and participation.
** There is an exemption for townships with fewer than 500 registered voters that are holding stand-alone township elections.
Curbside Voting (if you cannot leave your vehicle) :
If you cannot easily leave your vehicle to enter the polling place, an election judge will bring out a ballot to your car. Two election judges from different parties will bring you voting materials.
Rules for Those Marking a Ballot for You :
People who go with you into the voting booth to help you mark your ballot must follow certain laws :
** Assistants cannot try to influence how you vote or share how you voted with others.
** Assistants cannot mark your ballot if you are unable to communicate your choices.
** An assistant can only physically mark ballots on behalf of a maximum of three voters each election. They may provide other forms of assistance to an unlimited number of voters.
** If someone marks a ballot on your behalf, you may show it privately to an election judge to confirm that it is correctly marked.
** If you ask election judges for assistance in marking your ballot, two election judges from different major political parties must help.
Individuals or organizations that want to provide assistance to voters may consider creating safeguards to avoid any appearance of wrongdoing. This could include having two individuals provide assistance to voters together.
Change of Polling Place :
** Polling place locations are not permanent, and locations may change from one election to another.
** Cities and towns select polling place locations.
** School districts select their own polling place locations if they are the only jurisdiction holding an election.
The Office of the Secretary of State does not assign or change specific polling places :
** The most common reason a polling place changes is the location is no longer available or suitable.
** Polling places might change when precinct boundaries are redrawn, which happens every 10 years. Learn more about the redistricting process.
** Voters who live in a mail ballot precinct might vote in person for local elections.
** Polling place locations may change during a school district election, if it is the only jurisdiction holding an election.