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.
- Polling place locator: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
- Who can vote, register to vote, and check if you’re registered: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/
- Vote by mail or absentee ballot: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/
- View your ballot (know the candidates): https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/whats-on-my-ballot/
- Paper Voter Registration forms are available on campus at the Records Office (W2220) and the Library (E1800). You can also turn in completed forms at these places and we will mail them in for you!
History of Voting
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 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.
Voting Represented in Movies
- John Lewis: Good Trouble
- The Vote
- Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice
- Iron Jawed Angels
- All the Way
- 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.