Notice: Upcoming Election!

There is a primary election taking place on August 11, 2020.

Register in advance to save time on Primary Election Day.

In this primary election, voters will choose the DFL and Republican nominees ahead of the November general election for seats in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and state legislature.

For an overview of all the candidates in the upcoming primary election, see MPR's Primary primer: What you need to know about Minnesota's August Election. To view a sample of your individual ballot ahead of the primary, use the My Ballot finder application from the Minnesota Secretary of State. 

In This Guide

At the UMN Libraries we have a role in connecting students, faculty, staff, researchers, and the larger MN community with timely, accurate and thorough information, and this is no different when it comes to voting, elections, and other civic opportunities.


In this guide, you'll find information about registering to vote in MN, upcoming Primary election information, ways to get civically engaged on campus and in your community, and a guide on the particulars of the 2020 Census.


Email us at if you have questions or couldn't find information you were looking for!


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We are a group made up of civic-minded individuals in the Libraries and will do our best to answer any questions you have or connect you with the right person who can. We'd also appreciate any feedback you have about the contents of this guide.

Matter of Facts blog

The Matter of Facts blog, published in the Libraries continuum magazine, covers hot topics from the news media where we use our expertise to help our users and the general public better understand how to find and evaluate information while also combating misinformation.

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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2020 10:41 AM