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Student demonstrators in the rainy weather protesting outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday.
Photos from April 23 protests
Published April 23, 2024

Voting information

.The Minnesota Daily staff has compiled this Voter’s Guide to ensure that members of the University community will be making informed decisions at the polls Nov. 2.

We contacted candidates in the congressional and State Legislature districts closest to campus. Candidates were given a list of questions and asked to provide answers up to 100 words about issues the Daily staff thinks affect all members of the University community.

This Voter’s Guide includes information from the East Bank, West Bank and St. Paul state districts, as well as the Minneapolis and St. Paul congressional districts.

For the presidential race, we researched stances that the Republican, Democratic, Green and Independent candidates have taken. The guide also includes information about how and where you can vote.

Although the voter registration deadline has passed, Minnesota is one of only six states that allows their residents to register on Election Day.

The Daily staff hopes this guide helps you make educated decisions Nov. 2.

When are the elections?

Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You can register if you are:

– 18 years old

– A U.S. citizen

– A Minnesota resident for at least 20 days

– Not a convicted felon

– Not legally incompetent

How do I register to vote?

– In Minnesota, you can register to vote on the day of the election. You must have an ID and proof of your current address.

These include:

– A Minnesota driver’s license with current address

– A Minnesota driver’s license and a utility bill

– A U.S. passport with a utility bill

– “Notice of Late Registration” postcard

– U.S. military photo ID with a utility bill

If you are a student, you can use:

– Student photo ID, registration or fee statement with current address

– Student photo ID with utility bill

– Student photo ID, if you are on the student housing list on file at the polling place

– Note: The utility bill must have your name, current address and be due within 30 days of the election. Acceptable utility bills are for electricity, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone or cable television.

What if I work on Election Day?

– Minnesota law allows anyone to take time off from work with pay during the morning of Election Day to vote.

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