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When are the Elections?
- Municipal and School District Primary: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
- State General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
All polling places in Ramsey County will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility to Vote
You can vote in Ramsey County if on Election Day you:
- will be at least 18 years old
- are a citizen of the United States
- are a Minnesota resident for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
- are a resident of Ramsey County and the precinct in which you wish to vote
- are not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court revokes your right to vote
- are not found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
- have the right to vote because, if you have been convicted of a felony, your felony sentence has expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence
Register to Vote
Before you can vote, you must register. You may register before Election Day, or on Election Day at your polling place. Your registration remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years.
More Voter Registration Information
Where to Vote
Your polling place is located near your home. To find out the location of your polling place, visit the Polling Place Finder.
Assistance or Accessibility
If you need assistance with voting, you can ask the election judges at the polling place. You can also ask a relative, friend, or neighbor to help you.
All polling places in Ramsey County are fully accessible to elderly and disabled voters, with clearly marked accessible doors and parking spaces. Each polling place will be equipped with an accessible voting device for use by persons with disabilities.
If you can't easily leave your car, you can ask for the ballot to be brought out to you in your car.
If you are confined due to illness or disability, you can vote by absentee ballot.
If you have limited vision, we can provide you with voter registration and absentee ballot instructions in large print, on cassette tape, in Braille, or by TDD.
You can vote by absentee ballot if you are unable to vote in person on Election Day because you are:
- away from home
- ill or disabled
- an election judge serving in another precinct
- unable to go to the polling place to to a religious holiday or beliefs
More Absentee Voting Information
Can I vote if I am in Foreclosure?
You cannot be denied the right to vote due to the fact that you are in a mortgage foreclosure process. Ramsey County residents who are involved in a foreclosure proceeding can still vote. Just because a home is in foreclosure it does not mean that the owner no longer lives there. The owner still has rights to the property for a period of time during foreclosure and may continue to live in the home for at least six months after the sheriff’s sale. As long as you are living in your house, you can claim it as your residence, even if it is in foreclosure.
State law requires that anyone challenging an owner’s eligibility to vote must have personal knowledge that the individual is not eligible to vote – that he or she does not live in the precinct and has vacated the residence (through either a voluntary move or eviction proceeding) and does not intend to return.
An owner who has vacated the property in foreclosure with no intention of returning cannot vote from that address. Instead, that person must vote in the precinct of current residence, whether it is the home of a friend or relative, a homeless shelter, etc., as long the person has resided in Minnesota for 20 days.
For more information, go to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State or call 1-877-600-VOTE (8683).
Contact Ramsey County Elections