Get ready for Tuesday, November 6th!
- Minnesota allows same-day voter registration. Online registration will be available again after the November 6th election. More information is available here.
- Minnesota allows in-person and by mail early/absentee voting starting 46 days prior to an election. (This may not apply for stand-alone elections held by school districts.) You do not need a reason to vote early or absentee. You may register to vote at the time you request an absentee ballot or vote early in person. More information is available here.
- Absentee ballots are considered the same as in-person ballots, provided they reach your election office by 3 pm on the date of the election. Late ballots will not be counted. Be sure to provide adequate time for your ballot to reach your election office. Completed ballots may be returned in person.
- Several rural townships in Lyon County now vote by mail. Registered voters in these townships will be mailed a ballot but can choose instead to vote in person on or before election day at the Lyon County Courthouse. Residents of these townships can who are not registered to vote can register and cast a ballot on or before election day at the Lyon County Courthouse. More information is available here.
Election Information for Lyon County
The Lyon County website provides a variety of links and articles concerning voting in Lyon County. Questions may be emailed to the above address.
State of Minnesota Election & Voting
The Minnesota Secretary of State website includes information about registering to vote, who can vote, where to vote, who is on your ballot, and more.
Find your Polling Location & Sample Ballot
Input your address into this tool, provided by the MN Secretary of State, to view maps of your voting location; see who will be on your ballot; find links to candidates’ websites; and determine whether your township uses mail-in voting. You do not need to provide your exact address to view your information.
Election coverage and resources
Most Minnesota-based media outlets will have information available on candidates for November 6th. Here are a few:
- Studio 1 TV of Marshall has videos available of local debates and discussions, including the Lyon County Sheriff Candidate Discussion, Child Care Town Hall Meeting, and October 22nd’s MN House 16A and 22A Candidate Debate, and October 25th’s Marshall Area Local Candidate Forum. Check out their YouTube page for more videos.
- The Marshall Independent has featured a variety of articles about local candidates and the voting process. Try searching their page with keywords like “candidate” or “election.” Copies of their 2018 voter information insert are available to read at your local library.
- The Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio have portals for election-related stories and information.
- MinnPost features an election campaign finance report. For further reading, try the links at the bottom of the article for the Federal Elections Committee and the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.