How to Vote

Whether this will be your first year voting or your fifth, it is important to know when and where you can vote and who is on the ballot. Click on the links below for information on voting in Minnesota. 

History of Voting

Voting in the U.S. has and will continue to evolve. Click HERE to check out a timeline of voting in the U.S. or HERE to learn about The Voting Rights Act

Why You Should Vote

Voting is important because it impacts your day to day life and future. College students have an important role in shaping our nation and local communities. Click HERE to learn about why college students’ votes are vital. 

Civil Discourse 

Civil discourse is a part of our political system. Learning how to engage with others with civility is just as important as voting. Click HERE to learn about civil discourse. 

Pledge to Vote Here 

Are you planning on voting? Click HERE to pledge to vote and get reminders on upcoming elections. 

Voting Represented in Movies

  • John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • The Vote
  • Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice
  • Selma
  • Suffragette
  • Iron Jawed Angels
  • All the Way
  • Recount

Voting Information Sheet

Click HERE to download a voting information sheet to share with your family and friends!

Other Resources

  • Click here for candidate forums facilitated by the League of Women Voters - White Bear Lake.
  • Retired Ramsey County elections direct discuss election security and mail-in voting here
  • Michael Wall, Voter Outreach Specialist for the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State explores the rules around voting here.