Tom Kosel, GEN Director of Government Relations has a message for all of us: “Our Mission Statement says that “We will demonstrate We Care by preparing career-focused, community-minded graduates for the global workforce.” One part of preparing community-minded graduates is providing voter information that encourages students to participate in decision making at all levels of government.”
Here’s everything you always wanted to know about Minnesota voter registration but were afraid to ask:
General Election – November 6, 2012
How Do I Register to Vote: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204
- Lists requirements to vote
- Most–used Links: Voter Registration Application, Election Official Directory
How Do I Request an Absentee Ballot: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=211
- Must be received by the local election official who sent the absentee ballot to you
by Election Day or it will not be counted.
Where Do I Vote: http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
- Search by zip code or county
- Gives you polling location, precinct, congressional district, and state senate and
Finding Current Elected Officials: http://www.leg.state.mn.us/
- Search by compete address
- Gives you links to current state senate and house members, federal congressional
member and both federal senators
Finding Candidates Running for Office in November:
- Gives you all candidates who have filed for federal senate and house and state senate
and house by district with party designations.
Support your campus in its efforts to invite candidates to:
- Tour the campus and visit with students
- Use the campus as a site for a “Candidates Forum”
- Find a candidate that you align with and volunteer to work on the campaign in areas like phone banks, literature drops, door-knocking and lawn signs.
Get out there and exercise your right to vote!