As a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership does not engage in political campaigning, but we do strongly believe that all Minnesotans should make their voices heard, and all eligible voters should participate in our electoral process. Minnesota has a proud tradition of high voter turnout, and maintaining and expanding that legacy is critical to building an environmentally just future.
How to Vote:
You can register online or by mail in Minnesota up to 21 days prior to Election Day (by October 16). You are eligible to vote as long as you are a U.S. citizen, will be at least 18 years old by the next Election Day, have lived in Minnesota for at least 20 days, and are finished with all parts of any felony sentence if applicable.
You can also register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. This year’s general election in Minnesota will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. But if you can’t or prefer not to vote in person on election day, you can also vote early by mail or in person for any reason, starting September 21.
The local candidates you will be able to vote for may vary by area (check your sample ballot) but every Minnesotan will have the opportunity in 2018 to choose candidates for:
- Both United States Senators
- U.S. Representative (Congress)
- State Representative
- Governor and Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- State Auditor
- Attorney General
- Four seats of the Minnesota Supreme Court
- Ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber will be offering free or discounted rides to polling places in many locations.
- Bike and e-scooter company Lime will offer free rides to the polls on election day.
Nonpartisan Voter Guides
- A compendium of the votes and statements candidates have made on climate change has been created and compiled by Prentice Data Analytics, with help from volunteers around the state.
- A detailed guide to Minnesota candidates’ climate change views and votes has been created and complied by Prentice Data Analytics, with help from volunteers around the state.”
For College Students
BestColleges.com has a useful voting guide for students who want information on how to cast their ballot.
Forums & Events
Many nonpartisan organizations will be hosting forums and informational sessions leading up to Election Day. If you have a nonpartisan event to add to this list, please contact Matt Doll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The League of Women Voters – Minnesota holds candidate forums for a variety of political offices throughout the election season – check their calendar for details.
Past forum videos and audio:
- Farmfest U.S. Senate Candidates Forum, August 7, 2018
- Farmfest Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, August 8, 2018
- TPT Almanac Gubernatorial Debate, August 17, 2018
- TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Congressional District 3 Debate, August 21, 2018
- MPR News Senatorial Debate, August 24, 2018
- Homes for All Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum, September 12, 2018
- TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Gubernatorial Debate, September 19, 2018
- TPT Almanac Minnesota Attorney General Debate, September 21, 2018
- MPR News Congressional District 3 Debate, October 3, 2018
- Gubernatorial “Greater Minnesota Debate,” October 9, 2018
- TPT Almanac Lieutenant Governor Debate, October 12, 2018
- TPT Almanac Second District Congressional Debate, October 19, 2018
- TPT Almanac Third District Congressional Debate, October 19, 2018
- KSTP Gubernatorial Debate, October 21, 2018
- KSTP Attorney General Debate, October 21, 2018
- Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Second District Congressional Debate, October 25, 2018
- MPR News Eighth District Congressional Debate, October 26, 2018
- TPT Almanac Gubernatorial Debate, November 2, 2018
- MPR News U.S. Senate Special Election Debate, November 4, 2018