Whether this is your first election or your 60th election, this guide will help you be prepared to vote in the upcoming election in Duluth.
What’s on my ballot?
Did you know that you could see your ballot before Election Day? The Secretary of State can show you a sample ballot so you know exactly what’s on your ballot on Election Day. All you have to do is enter your address into their form and it will generate a sample ballot. You can find that form here: myballotmn.sos.state.mn.us
Where do I vote?
Is this your first time voting? Did you move to a new neighborhood or are you new to the city? It’s easy to find your polling place. The Secretary of State’s online form can help you easily find your polling place just by entering your address. You can find that form here: pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us
Am I eligible to vote?
You are eligible to vote if you:
will be at least 18-years-old on Election day;
are a United States citizen;
have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day;
have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed;
are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights; and
have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law.
How do I register to vote?
If you don’t know if you’re registered to vote you can check on the Secretary of State’s website at mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx and enter your information in the forum. If you aren’t registered to vote you can do so online at sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote 20 days prior to an election.
If you’ve passed the deadline to register you’ll receive a notice of late registration in the mail, which you can bring to your polling place on Election Day as proof of residence to register in place of a valid Minnesota ID.
To register the day of an election at a polling place, the easiest way to register is to just bring a valid Minnesota ID or tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature. There are many different kinds of proof of residency and photo ID’s that are accepted for same-day registration.
To see a full list click here.
Can I vote early?
Absolutely. Early voting in person began Sept. 20 and will continue until 5 p.m. Nov. 4. To vote early in-person stop by the city clerk’s office at City Hall, 411 W. First St., room 330. The clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours for early voting Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can also vote by absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot, you have to fill out an application and return it to the city clerk’s office by mail or email and an absentee ballot will be mailed to you. You can also have an authorized person, known as an agent, pick up and return an absentee ballot for you during the seven days before the election.
For more information on absentee ballots visit duluthmn.gov/city-clerk/elections-voter-services/early-voting-information. To check on the status of your absentee or mail ballot visit mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx.