Early voting for the 2021 general election in Minnesota, including for the Duluth City Council and Duluth School Board, begins Friday.

The public is still encouraged to vote by mail because of COVID-19, a news release from the city of Duluth said.

Those who want to vote by mail should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible and can do so at mnvotes.org or duluthmn.gov/city-clerk. A witness is required for both registered and nonregistered voters.

Those who want to vote early and in person can do so inside the Priley Circle entrance at Duluth City Hall, 411 W. First St. Early voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and no appointment is required.

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In-person early voting hours will be extended closer to the general election date on Tuesday, Nov. 2. City Hall will be open to early voters on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1.

The city of Duluth is hiring election judges ahead of Election Day. The hourly wage begins at $10 and lead precinct positions start at $12 an hour. To apply visit duluthmn.gov/media/11784/2021-election-judge-application-fillable.pdf for an application.

"The city is seeking people affiliated with all political parties, but in order to maintain party balance within precincts, the city is particularly seeking additional voters who are affiliated with either the Republican Party, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party or Legal Marijuana Now Party to serve as election judges for the upcoming election," the release said.

The city hopes to fill all its positions by Oct. 15.