Most of us are pretty sick of the campaign ads. We won’t be seeing them for long. Minnesotans can vote today with an absentee ballot. Go to the election office in your county. They are waiting for you. My husband and I voted last week.
This will be your last reminder from me to vote on or by November 8th, 2022. I am passionate about voting. The upcoming election will be my 5th in a row as a precinct election judge. We simply can’t have a democracy without voting.
You may have heard the term “mid-term elections”. They are coming on November 8th. Voter turnout is generally low. Like 40% ish, which is even worse than the 60% or so of eligible voters who turn out for the national elections. These elections are so important. We won’t be electing a president but we will be electing a governor and an Attorney General, a Secretary of State, a State auditor, judges, and school board members too.
There are also US house of representatives on the ballot. Please choose wisely. There is no electoral college each person gets one vote and they all count.
Now is the time to educate yourself and get a sample ballot and do your homework so you know who to vote for.
Research the candidates and learn about them, don’t just take the world of their opponents in campaign ads. Find out what each candidate stands for. Some of them have actual plans that go beyond being against their opponent’s ideas. Some incumbents are running unopposed.
In Minnesota, you can register at the polls. See the list of what to bring and how to register.
Find your polling place. It may have changed due to redistricting.
There is also early voting, find out how and where.
Did you know that you can check online to see if you are a registered voter?
What’s on the Election Day ballot in 2022?
All voters will have these races on their general election ballot:
- U.S. Representative
- Governor & Lt. Governor
- Secretary of State
- State Auditor
- Attorney General
- State Senator
- State Representative
- Judicial seats
Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot:
- County Officials
- City Officers
- School Board Members
- Township Officers
- Local ballot questions