News By Category: Voting and Elections

City Hall will be open Sat, Oct 31, 10 am–3 pm and Mon, Nov 2, 8 am–5 pm for voters looking to cast their ballots before election day. Read More

Starting today eligible voters can apply for, vote, and deposit their absentee ballot into a ballot counter when absentee voting in person at City Hall Oct 27–Nov 2. City Hall is open Mon–Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, and will be open for early voting Sat, Oct 31, 10 am–3 pm, and Mon, Nov 2, 8 am–5 pm. Read More

Eligible voters can apply for, vote, and deposit their absentee ballot into a ballot counter when absentee voting in person at City Hall Oct 27–Nov 2. Voting machines will record votes as they are turned in but will not report results until after polls close on Election Day, Nov 3. Read More

There are more than just presidential candidates on your ballot this year. Take some time before you vote and research your candidates for local and state offices so you can be prepared on election day. Read More

Residents not registered to vote have one more day to pre-register for the Nov 3 general election. Residents can also register on election day at their polling place with a valid proof of residence. Read More

Young voters can face unique challenges to voter participation and, as a result, opt out of the process entirely. In 2018, 52 percent of young voters reported the need to rearrange work or school schedules in order to vote, 39 percent did not know where to vote, and 26 percent needed help with questions about candidates, ballots, and polls, according to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Learn more about structural and social barriers to voting like these at the City’s Oct 8 virtual forum “Building An Equitable Golden Valley: What Does It Mean to Have Access to Voting?”

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Many states across the country automatically remove the names of registered voters from the poll books if they haven’t voted in recent elections. In Minnesota, if you haven’t voted in four years, your name is likely to be “purged” from the registered voting list. Luckily, Minnesota has same day registration, but individuals in other states aren’t so lucky. Voter registration and poll purges are just two of the issues that will be discussed in the City’s Oct 8 virtual forum “Building An Equitable Golden Valley: What Does It Mean to Have Access to Voting?” Read More

Hennepin County is now letting absentee voters drop off their completed ballot via drive-thru until Nov 3, 3 pm. Read More

Voters in Minnesota are entitled to a number of rights. Did you know you have the right take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time? Did you know your employer cannot bar you from leaving work to vote? Voter rights such as these, and voter access, will be discussed in the City’s Oct 8 virtual forum “Building An Equitable Golden Valley: What Does It Mean to Have Access to Voting?”

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There are multiple ways to vote in the upcoming Nov 3 General Election. Now is the time to plan if you’ll be voting by mail, in person, or in a different manner. The City is asking voters to adhere to health and safety guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health, so expect longer wait times as social distancing measures will be taken and building capacity restrictions will be in place. Read More