Voter Resources

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. Maintaining and expanding that legacy by sharing voter resources is critical to building an environmentally just future. 

Many states across the country have added onerous voting requirements, shut down polling places or introduced new restrictions on absentee voting, which has the effect of weakening their democracy. Minnesota is fortunate to have a transparent, secure, and easy to access election system and a strong tradition of high turnout. Your participation will help make sure Minnesota democracy stays healthy and open to all potential voters.

How to Vote:

First, make sure you register online or by mail in Minnesota up to 21 days prior to Election Day. 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 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 9. 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 between June 24 and August 7.

This year’s General Election in Minnesota will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2020. You can register online or by mail before the election by October 18. You can vote early by mail or in person for any reason in the General Election starting September 23.

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 2022 to choose candidates for:

  • Governor and Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • U.S. Representative (Congress)
  • State Senator
  • State Representative
  • One Minnesota Supreme Court Justice
  • Numerous county, municipal, and school board positions

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.

List of League of Women Voters candidate forums

If you have a nonpartisan event to add to this list, please contact Matt Doll at matt@mepartnership.org.