Get Out the Vote!

voter pledge cards

Voter pledge cards are a great way for organizations to connect with potential voters and gain a commitment for action on Election Day. These two part pledge cards are designed to include a portion for voters to keep, with key election information and space for them to indicate why they are voting. The other portion allows your organization to get contact information to reach back out to those voters with Election Day reminders if you choose.
Voter Pledge Card 2014

This pledge card template prints three two-part cards per 8.5 x 11" page.
"I will vote" Pledge Cards (pdf)

Conducting a Voter Registration Drive

When you are conducting a voter registration drive, make sure you understand the eligibility requirements for voter registration listed in the oath at the bottom of the application. Read the information and notices on both the front and back of the application, including the Confidentiality Notice.

All shaded areas of the MN Voter Registration Application must be completed by the voter.

Do not fill out any portion of the application for the voter unless assistance is required.

Voters who are already registered should re-register if they have:

  • Moved to a different address (including from one apartment to another apartment within the same building)
  • Changed their name
  • Not voted for four consecutive years

Please use an ink pen and print clearly.

Returning Completed Applications

Minnesota law (M.S. 201.061 subd.1) requires completed Voter Registration Applications be submitted to election officials within 10 days after the voter dated the application.

Pre-registration deadlines are at 5:00 PM, 20 days prior to each election. Check with Election Officials for the pre-registration deadlines for special elections.

Drop off Applications: Completed applications can be delivered in person to county service centers, city hall offices, or to:

Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State
Election Services Counter
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155
(Metered parking)
Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive – Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103
(Free parking lot)

Mail in Applications: If you mail in the applications collected at a voter drive, please include a copy of your business card or contact information with the applications. Applicants who submit their applications by mail, either through the United States Post Office or a commercial delivery service, may be required to show identification at the polls the first time they vote in a federal election.

GOTV Video contest winner

As part of our preparations for the 2013 Municipal Election, we asked you to help us get the word out about the importance of voting and participating in elections with our first ever video contest.  Thank you to all who entered!  Our winning video entry was submitted by Rebecca McDonald in collaboration with the Native American Community Development Institute.

Ramiro | Make Voting a Tradition PSA from B FRESH Photography and Media on Vimeo.

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