Voter Resources and Information

Voter Resources and Information

Voting is important because it gives every individual a direct say in the decisions that affect their lives. It’s a way for people to express their opinions on the leaders and policies they believe in, shaping the direction of their community or country. By participating in elections, citizens actively contribute to the democratic process, holding leaders accountable and ensuring that the government reflects the collective will of the people. Voting is not just a right; it’s a powerful tool that empowers individuals to have a voice in their government and play a role in creating positive change.

Voter Registration Resources

Are you ready to make your voice heard? Registering to vote is the first step in exercising your right to participate in our democracy. Whether you’re a new voter or need to update your registration, we’re here to help you through the process.

1. Voter Registration Forms

You can download and print the official voter registration form for Minnesota here. If you prefer to register online, you can do so through the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website here.

2. Voter Eligibility

To register to vote in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Have resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days before Election Day

3. Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register to vote in Minnesota varies depending on the type of election. Make sure you are informed on the deadlines here.

4. Instructions for Completing the Form

Follow these steps to complete your voter registration form:

  1. Download and print the form or register online.
  2. Fill out the required information accurately.
  3. Sign and date the form.
  4. Mail the completed form to the address provided on the form or submit it online.

5. Absentee and Early Voting

If you’re unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can vote early or by absentee ballot. Learn more about early voting and absentee ballots here.

6. Voting Locations and Hours

Find polling places near Pine Technical and Community College and their hours of operation here.

7. Voter Rights and Responsibilities

As a voter, you have rights and responsibilities. Learn about them here.

8. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have questions about voter registration? Check out our FAQs here.

9. Additional Resources

For more information about voter registration and election procedures in Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

Voting in the U.S. has and will continue to evolve. Click HERE to check out a timeline of voting in the U.S. or HERE to learn about The Voting Rights Act.

Voting is important because it impacts your day-to-day life and future. College students have an important role in shaping our nation and local communities. Click HERE to learn about why college students’ votes are vital.

Civil discourse is a part of our political system. Learning how to engage with others civically is just as important as voting. Click HERE to learn about civil discourse.

Other Resources

  • Michael Wall, Voter Outreach Specialist for the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State, explores the rules around voting here.
  • MN State Operating Instruction Student Voter Registration
  • LeadMN is college students connecting for the change. They represent the many two-year college students in Minnesota to help them transform their lives and their communities. They help develop leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change. Each semester, Minnesota technical and community college student senators meet at LeadMN’s General Assembly to represent their schools, attend workshops and learn how to better serve their students.  Student senators also have the opportunity to listen to various speakers and have open discussion on issues affecting Minnesota technical and community college students. During the year, senators also attend leadership conferences held by LeadMN on other campuses.  These conferences are a lot like the General Assembly, but on a smaller scale.  Both events offer opportunities to network with students at other colleges, exchange ideas and attend leadership training. To learn more about LeadMN click here.
  • Pine County Voter information can be found here.

Campus Voting Coordinators

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