Election Day essentials (and other stuff you might like to know)

The basics

Record numbers of Minneapolitans are expected to crowd the polls tomorrow during the general election, which runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Minneapolis Elections Office has been working to make sure the day goes as smoothly as possible and has put together a list of resources to help you navigate the electoral process without any headaches.

From Absentee voting to where to vote, what to bring to the polls and more information than you ever thought you’d need to know, visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/elections, or call 311.

Free stuff

If the satisfaction of taking part in the democratic process isn’t be enough to get you to the polls tomorrow, maybe this free stuff will help entice you:

Free rides

Free ice cream

Free coffee

Free Wilco download 

Discount at Treehouse Records

Events

There’s plenty going on outside the voting booths tomorrow. Check out these area happenings:

What: Red, White & F*#@ing Blue Election Watch Party
Where: Chambers’ Red, White and F*#@ing Blue Rooftop Lounge, 901 Hennepin Ave.
When: 6 p.m.
Cost: no entry fee
Contact: 612-767-6900 or visit the Chambers website.

What: Hot Election Night Party
Where: First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N.
When: 9 p.m.
Cost: $3
Contact: 612-332-1775 or the First Avenue website.

What: 331 Club Election Day Party
Where: 331 Club, 331 NE 13th Ave.
When: All night
Cost: free
Contact: 612-331-1746 or the 331 website.