Election Day is Tuesday (whew) and despite the fact that nearly 1.2 million Minnesotans have already voted, there are still millions more who haven’t and this article is to let you know who is on the ballot and where you need to go to register and vote.
On one’s general election ballot will be the race for U.S. President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative and Judicial Seats.
Also, one may see races for county officials, city officers, school board members, township officers and may also include local ballot questions — depending on one’s location.
Polling location for Becker City residents is at City Hall, 12060 Sherburne Ave., SE.
The polling location for Becker Twp. residents is township hall (in person voting at American Legion (Old Fire Hall) - next door to Township Hall) 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The polling location for Big Lake City residents is at City Hall (160 Lake St. N.). Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
For Big Lake Twp. residents in Precinct #1, voting will take place at Lord of Glory Church (15550 Co. Rd. 15 NW). For those in Precinct #2, residents are asked to vote at Big Lake Twp. Hall (21960 Co. Rd. 5 NW). For those in precinct #3, voters are asked to arrive at the Big Lake Fire Dept. (20243 Co. Rd. 43 NW) and for those in precinct #4, go to Big Lake Twp. Hall (21960 Co. Rd. 5 NW).
The polling place for Orrock Twp. residents is the same as it was for the primary — located at the Orrock Twp./ Sherb. Co. Snowmobile Assoc. Trail Shed (17128 261st Ave. NW).
The polling location for Clear Lake City residents is at City Hall (7684 1st Avenue West) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.
The polling location for Clear Lake Twp. residents is City Hall (7684 1st Avenue West) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.
For Clearwater City residents, voting occurs at the Clearwater Lions Building (1100 Co. Rd. 75) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For Clearwater Twp. residents, the polling place is Clearwater Twp. Hall (15015 Hwy. 24 NW) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
The polling place for Haven Twp. residents is Haven Twp. Hall (4230 45th Ave. SE) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
The polling place for Palmer Twp. residents is Palmer Twp. Hall (4180 105th Ave. SE) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
The polling place for Santiago Twp. residents is Santiago Twp. Hall (16943 20th St.) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
Remember, due to COVID-19, all locations have implemented several safety measures for the safety and wellbeing of their citizens and election judges.
Per Executive Order 20-81, a face covering must be worn when in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. This includes voting. If one enters without a mask, one will be asked to wear one or offered the alternative to use the curbside voting option. If one refuses to wear a face covering or use the alternative, one’s name will be recorded and submitted to the Secretary of State’s office; however, one will still be allowed to vote.
Many locations will ask voters to use hand sanitizer upon entering. There will be markings for social distancing to follow when in line to vote. Each voter will be given a sanitized pen to use throughout their voting process.
Per MN Statute 211B.11, no campaign material, including clothing, buttons, and masks, is allowed within 100 feet of the building where the polling place is located. One will be asked to remove or turn inside out any form of campaign material.
If one is not registered to vote, one can register on Election Day! Common ways to register include:
• Driver’s license with one’s current address;
• Expired driver’s license AND a copy of a bill or bank statement with your current address.