Outreach & Education: A Guide to the 2018 Election Season

Key dates

Primary Election: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Vote early by absentee ballot in-person or by mail starting Friday, June 29
Pre-registration ends Tuesday, July 24. You can also register when you go to vote.

General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Vote early by absentee ballot in-person or by mail starting Friday, Sept. 21
Pre-registration ends Tuesday, Oct. 16. You can also register when you go to vote.

three things every voter needs to do

1. Register  

If you are eligible to vote, you still need to get registered before you vote.
Pre-register before Oct. 16 online or by returning a registration form to an elections office.
You can also register when you vote by bringing one of the accepted proofs of residence with you to your voting location.

2. Learn

Before you vote, learn what you will be voting on. 
There are several federal, state, and local offices on the ballot in Minneapolis this year. There may also be a charter amendment question.
A sample ballot, or practice ballot, is one of the best resources for learning about what you'll be voting on.

3. Vote  

Decide how you will vote.
You can choose if you want to vote:
1. At your polling place on August 14 for the Primary and November 6 for the General.
2. At home with a vote by mail ballot starting June 29 for the Primary and Sept. 21 for the General.
3. In-person at the Early Vote Center starting June 29 for the Primary and Sept. 21 for the General.

Where to find voter resources & Information

Online: vote.minneapolismn.gov
On social media:
Facebook: facebook.com/votempls
Twitter: @votempls
By phone: 311 or outside of Minneapolis call 612-673-3000
Email: elections@minneapolismn.gov 
Mailing address:
Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services
350 S. 5th St, Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Mobile App:
Download the 311 app which includes an Election Information button

Other resources available from Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services:

  • Resources for students
  • Conducting a voter registration drive
  • Information for organizations & partners