Notice: Upcoming Election!

The general election is taking place on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.

Register in advance by Tuesday, October 13th to save time on Election Day.

Request an absentee ballot to vote by mail, or vote early in person from Friday, September 18, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020.

In this general election, all voters will have these races on their general election ballot: U.S. President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, and Judicial seats. Voters may also have one or more of these races on their ballot: County Officials, City Officers, School Board Members, Township Officers, and Local ballot questions.

To view a sample of your individual ballot ahead of the election, 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 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.

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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: Oct 13, 2020 5:03 PM