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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 01:04 PM

What you need to know to vote in Minnesota's November election

https://m.startribune.com/what-you-need-to-know-to-vote-in-minnesota-november-election-early-guide/600208887/?clmob=y&c=n&clmob=y&c=n

Early voting kicks off Friday, but casting your ballot absentee is different from doing so on Election Day.

Under state law, voters can cast their ballot by mail or in person up to 46 days before an election. Absentee balloting exploded in the 2020 election because of concerns about long lines at the polls and the spread of COVID-19.

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Reply What you need to know to vote in Minnesota's November election (Original post)
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iemanja Sep 22 #5
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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:23 PM

1. I think one needs a witness signature or notary in order to vote by mail,

but early voting in person, one doesn't. And certainly not on election day at the polls.

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Response to progree (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:50 PM

2. Not sure. I'm not in MN, sadly. Lol

If this is not accurate, please let me know & I'll delete!

Laws can be so weird though. For example, in red hellhole TN, I qualify for absentee ballot, but there is NO WAY, NOWHERE to turn it in in person. Must be sent by USPS.

That put an end to my idea of voting absentee. (You'd have to live here to comprehend how screwed up USPS was, even before DeJoyless removing5 high-speed sorting machines a year ago.)

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:11 PM

3. I read the article - it's consistent with everything I've read so far, so I think its accurate

though I'm not an elections expert.

On the witness signature thing, from the Star Tribune article:

I received my ballot in the mail. Now what?

You can vote now, but there are a few extra steps when voting by mail. You'll need a registered Minnesota voter or a notary to act as a witness as you complete your ballot. That person must then sign a signature envelope included with your absentee ballot and list the witness' address. Notaries need to write down their name and title and sign the signature envelope.


Just pointing that out because that witness signature crap was not required in 2020 -- they temporarily waived it because of Covid. But its b a a a c k.

On *not* needing those signatures when early voting in person -- the Star Tribune article doesn't clearly say that, but I did find explicit statements to that effect when I was getting ready to vote in the August primary.

Thanks much for posting the article

Oh, I just noticed, that Star Tribune article is not paywalled. "This article has Unlimited Access."

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:48 PM

4. Ty!

I love MN. Superb food there! Very nice people.

Most food here is heartburn producing. Deep fried everything. Yuk

Bread that all tastes like gummy biscuits. Sickening.

Thx again!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:33 PM

5. You need a witness now

You didnít while the Covid regulations were in place.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:41 PM

6. Thx for sharing

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