(Voter information from Otter
Tail County information office)
GO TO YOUR POLLING PLACE
You must vote at your assigned
polling place. It is usually located near
where you live. Find your polling place
at mnvotes.org. Most polling places
are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Be sure
to follow the polling place rules.
SIGN IN OR REGISTER
If you are registered to vote, your
name will be on a list of voters. You
just need to write your signature next
to your name.
You will vote in a private area, and
your vote is secret. Vote with the provided
pen, and completely fill in the
oval next to your choice. The ballot instructions will say how many candidates
you can choose for each office.
TAKE YOUR BALLOT TO THE BALLOT BOX
After you have voted, put your ballot
in the ballot-counter machine. Be sure
to get your “I Voted” sticker before you
POLLING PLACE ACCESSIBILITY
State and federal laws require
polling places to be physically accessible.
ASSISTANCE FROM OTHERS
You can bring anyone to assist you while
you vote, or you can get assistance from
election judges. You cannot get assistance
from your employer or your union. Assistants cannot influence how you vote or
mark the ballot for you if you cannot communicate to them who you want to vote for.
If you cannot easily leave your vehicle you
can ask to have a ballot brought out to you.
This is known as ‘curbside voting.’ Two
election judges from different major political parties will bring out a ballot to you. When you are finished voting, election
judges will bring your ballot inside and put
it in the ballot box.
DO I NEED TO BRING AN ID?
If you are registered, you do not need to
show ID. If you did not register before Election Day, you must show proof of your current address. For example, you can show a current Minnesota driver’s license or state
ID. Or you can show a photo ID that has
your old address, along with a bill that
shows your current address.