Get Out To Vote

With less than 8 days before Election Day on November 6, CHAT is ensuring that you, your friends and family are ready and prepared to go out and vote.

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Here are some common Voting FAQ

Who Can Vote In Minnesota?

To vote in Minnesota, you must:
– Be a United States citizen;
– Be at least 18 years old on Election Day;
– Have resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days prior to Election Day;
– Have been completed or discharged from any felony conviction;
– Not have had your voting rights revoked by a court; and
– Not have been found legally incompetent by a court.

When Do I Vote And What Are Other Important Dates?

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. The polls are open in most areas from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To vote earlier either in-person or mail, you may vote absentee. The absentee voting period is from September 21 to November 5. For more information about voting absentee, go to:

Can I Register On Election Day and Which Documents Must I Provide To Vote?

You must provide one of the following with your current name and address to verify your residence in the precinct:
– A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
– A valid student ID card including your photo, if you are a college student and if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
– A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature
– A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
– A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
– A voter registered in the same precinct who will confirm your address with a signed oath

If you do not have one of the items above, you must bring 1) a photo ID
from the list below and 2) a current bill from the list below with your current name and address in the precinct:

1) A photo ID (may be expired), including:
– Minnesota Driver’s License
– Minnesota ID Card
– United States Passport
– United States Military ID Card
– Tribal ID Card
– Minnesota University, College, or Technical College ID Card

2) A current bill due within 30 days of Election Day, including:
– Telephone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.)
– TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
– Internet services
– Electric
– Gas
– Solid Waste
– Sewer Services
– Water
– Rent statement dated within 30 days of election day

Where Do I Go To Vote On Election Day?

You vote at your polling location, which is specific to which precinct you live. To find your polling location, go to:

Who Am I Voting For and Where Can I Get A Sample Of My Ballot?

You can see exactly what is on your ballot with direct links to learn more about the candidates and issues by going to:

Who Can I Contract if I or someone I know need a ride and or interpreter?

You can contact Bao Lee at Hmong American Partnership at (612) 568-5719 or email her at

Make sure your voice count! Get out to vote on November 6!