This page was last updated on October 230, 2020. Links and information may not be accurate for elections other than the 2020 general election.
Get ready for Tuesday, November 3rd!
- Minnesota allows same-day voter registration. Online registration will be available again after the November 3rd 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
are postmarked by election day and received by 1 week after election dayreceived by your election office by 8 pm on election day. This change is as of 10/29; as of 10/30, all ballots should be dropped off in person, as mail services will not be able to deliver them in time. A drop box is located in the lobby of the Lyon County Government Center (courthouse) and is accessible any time that the government center is open. As of 10/28/2020, hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Friday, October 30th; Saturday, October 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and Monday, November 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to drop your ballot off yourself, send it with someone you trust. An individual may deliver up to four ballots: their own + 3 others.
- All rural townships and several cities in Lyon County vote by mail. Registered voters in these townships are automatically mailed a ballot but can choose instead to vote in person on or before election day at the Lyon County Government Center. 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 Government Center. 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 2020 House & Senate Candidates Forum and the 2020 Marshall Mayoral & School Board Candidates 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.” Issues of the Marshall Independent can also be read at the library.
- The Star Tribune, MinnPost, and Minnesota Public Radio have portals for election-related stories and information.