TIME OFF FOR VOTING: Yes
Every employee who is eligible to vote in an election has the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the employee's polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work on the day of that election, without penalty or deduction from salary or wages because of the absence. An employer or other person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or interfere with this right or any other election right of an employee.
2015 Important Events Calendar
|January 2015 Dates|
| Governor-Elect, Mark Dayton - Democrat, Inauguration Date||January 5, 2015 -|
| Special election: Special elections are used to fill vacant offices or decide ballot questions; they can be scheduled at various times during the year. ||January 6, 2015|
|August 2015 Dates|
| Primary Election Day||August 11, 2015|
|September 2015 Dates|
| Duluth Citywide Primary. Duluth School District 709 Primary||September 15, 2015|
|November 2015 Dates|
| Shakopee Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Brad Tabke - Population(37,076)||November 3, 2015|
| Duluth Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Don Ness - Population(86,265)|
Mayor Ness will not seek another term.
|November 3, 2015|
| In addition to any regularly scheduled municipal or school district general elections, special elections will also be held in some school districts and state districts as well.||November 3, 2015|
| St. Louis Park Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jeffrey W. Jacobs - Population(45,250)||November 3, 2015|
| Bloomington Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Gene Winstead - Population(82,893)||November 3, 2015|
2016 Important Events Calendar
|March 2016 Dates|
| Democratic caucus ||March 1, 2016|
|June 2016 Dates|
| Absentee ballots are available starting Friday||June 24, 2016 -|
|July 2016 Dates|
| Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday||July 19, 2016 -|
|August 2016 Dates|
| Primary Election Day||August 9, 2016|
|September 2016 Dates|
| Absentee ballots are available starting Friday||September 23, 2016 -|
|October 2016 Dates|
| Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday||October 18, 2016 -|
|November 2016 Dates|
| General Election||November 8, 2016|
If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residence.
How can I find my polling location?
If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us to find out important voting information for your precinct.
If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- For state elections, most polling places open at 7:00 a.m.; a few polling places in small townships located outside the eleven-county metropolitan area may open as late as 10:00 a.m. All polling places close at 8:00 p.m.
Can I get time off from work to vote?
- Yes. Minnesota voters may take time off from their jobs for the purpose of voting without penalties or reductions in their pay, personal leave, or vacation time. This is allowed on the day of a state election for the time necessary to appear at the polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work.
If I did not pre-register, can I vote on election day?
- Minnesota voters may register to vote on Election Day. To register at your polling location, you must provide proof of residence, complete a voter registration application, and sign an oath stating that you are eligible to vote in the precinct.
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