Updated: Dec 15, 2020
The 2020 United States General Election is just around the corner, so, if you haven’t yet, it’s important to make sure that you register to vote! Having full participation in our democracy by voting in this year’s election is absolutely imperative. Here is some information on voter eligibility, how to register to vote, and why voting is so crucial for this year’s General Election: Political Engagement Organization Twin Cities MN
Who Is Eligible To Vote?
In order to vote in the State of Minnesota, you must be:
A citizen of the United States of America
At least 18 years old on Election Day
A Minnesota resident for at least 20 days
Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
Click here to visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website for more information on how to register to vote: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/
About Voter Registration & Voting In Minnesota:
In the State of Minnesota, eligible voters can register to vote anytime before Election Day and can also register to vote on Election Day as well as long as proof of residence is provided upon registration. Click here to learn more about registering to vote on Election Day: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day/
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Early Voting and Voting By Mail are highly encouraged in order to ensure that eligible voters are able to vote safely without having to worry about endangering their health or lives by doing so. If you have not participated in Early Voting or Voting By Mail yet, then you should arrange to do so as soon as possible.
If you are planning to vote in person on Election Day, make sure that you know which polling place you need to go to in order to vote, and follow all necessary safety precautions and measures in order to ensure your safety while voting in person. To learn more about Early Voting or Voting By Mail, feel free to visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website:
Voting By Mail:
Why It’s Important To Vote In the 2020 General Election:
Full participation in this year’s election is absolutely crucial for many reasons. For one, the 2020 election is a presidential election, wherein citizens are to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice. Moreover, many members of the United States Congress are also running in this year’s election, meaning that citizens will choose who they want as their state and district representatives in Congress. And, lastly, there are many state and local offices that are also up for election this November as well, which is why it’s imperative that all eligible voters in Minnesota vote in the upcoming election.
To learn more about how to get involved in politics, run for office, or simply to become more civically-engaged, feel free to contact your local political nonprofit organization in Minneapolis-St Paul MN, Ayada Leads, today!
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