Polling information

 

Political Offices on the Ballot

Job Title Seats Term Overview
President 1 4 yrs. Head of the executive branch of the government.
Commander-in-chief of armed forces.
Vice President 1 4 yrs. First person in presidential line of succession.
Serves as President of the Senate.
U.S. Senator 1 6 yrs. Two per state.
Serves in the “upper house” of Congress.
U.S. Representative 1 2 yrs. Serves in the “lower body” of Congress.
Southwest is part of the fifth district.
State Supreme Court Associate Justices 2 6 yrs. The constitution provides for one chief justice and from six to eight associate justices.
State Court of Appeals 6 6 yrs. The court of appeals has 16 judges.
District Justices Varies 6 yrs. The Fourth Judicial District receives approximately 800,000 case filings each year, from traffic violations to family court issues, and civil and criminal trials.
Minneapolis School Board 3 4 yrs. There are seven members on the School Board. All members are elected at-large. Terms are staggered, with 3 or 4 members being elected every other year. Three at-large positions are on the ballot this year.


Basics

 

Polls are open  7 a.m.–8 p.m. on Nov. 4 

 

Register at the polls with a valid MN driver’s license or learner’s permit, MN ID Card, MN tribal ID card with photo and signature, valid student photo ID; or current utility bill with expired ID.

 

Public school issues

 

Minneapolis residents will vote on two public school issues:

1. A $60 million per year referendum for eight years. Vote yes or no.

2. Whether to change the number of school board members and how they are selected.

State Constitutional Amendment Proposal

 

(Vote Yes or No) “Shall the Minnesota constitution be amended to dedicate funding to protect our drinking water sources; protect, enhance, and restore our wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve our arts and cultural heritage; to support our parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore our lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater by increasing the sales and use tax rate beginning July 1, 2009, by three-eighths of one percent on taxable sales until the year 2034?” 

 

Questions

Questions about: Judicial elections? Polling locations? Registration? Candidates? Answers at: League of Women Voters Minneapolis www.lwvmpls.org or 612-333-6319 Secretary of State’s Office www.sos.state.mn.us or 651-215-1440.