Monday, November 03, 2014

Vote Music Geeks!


Tomorrow is election day, and even though the KMSU Fall Pledge Drive has taken up most of our conversations on the morning show, we want to be sure to encourage and remind you to get out and cast your vote. If you are not sure about where you go to vote, you can look up your precinct at this website.  It is very easy to use and will only take a second to use. I gave it a test drive myself, and I'm glad I did because my usual voting spot has changed. There are also maps available for you to look at in case you aren't sure where your polling place is.


Do you need to register yet? You can easily do that before voting. Here is a list of what you will need to bring with you.

Register on Election Day
If you did not register before Election Day, use any of the following proof of residence options to register at your polling place on Election Day.

Option 1: Bring ID with Current Name and Address
Accepted IDs:

Valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card—or a receipt for any of these
Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo and signature.

Option 2: Bring Photo ID Plus a Document with Current Name and Address
The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device (smartphone, etc.)

Accepted photo IDs (bring one ID and one document)

Driver's license, state ID card or learner’s permit issued by any state
United States passport
United States Military ID card
Tribal ID card with the name, signature and photo of the voter
Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
Minnesota high school ID card
Accepted documents (bring one document and one ID)

Bill, account or start of service statement due or dated within 30 days of election for:
Phone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.)
TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
Internet services
Solid waste or sewer services
Electric, gas or water
Banking or credit card
Rent or mortgage payments
Residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
Current student fee statement

Option 3: Registered Voter Who Can Confirm Your Name and Address
A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address.  A registered voter can vouch for up to eight others. A voter who registers by being vouched for cannot vouch for others.

Option 4: College Student ID — If a Student Housing List Was Provided
College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials. Learn more.

Option 5: Valid Registration in the Same Precinct
If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the elections official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.

Option 6: Notice of Late Registration
If you pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.

Option 7: Staff Person of a Residential Facility
If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. The staff person must either be on a list provided by the facility before the election or be able to demonstrate employment at the facility. Learn more.

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