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Election and Voting 2020 Information Guide

This guide provides information about the upcoming election, including: candidates, party information, voting and polls locations, and information for St. Kate's students.

Breaking News for Minnesota Absentee Ballot Voters! - Oct. 29

If you have an absentee ballot, return it as soon as possible. DO NOT return it by mail. Voters may hand deliver a ballot to a local elections office or a designated drop box, or vote early in personAbsentee ballots must be received by Election Day, November 3! 

A ruling issued today by the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, says that ballots received after 8 p.m. on election day should be set aside from other ballots, in case a future order makes those votes invalid.

Here are your options from the Minnesota Secretary of State's website

Other states have different laws; please check with your state’s Secretary of State office for clarification.

Have Questions About How to Vote?

See the Civic Engagement Collective Voting page for information about registering to vote, absentee ballots, and more!

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Last Words from the late Representative John Lewis About Voting

John Lewis, Georgia congressman and civil rights activist. wrote an essay for The New York Times that was published on the day of his funeral, July 30, 2020. 

"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.

Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it."

You can read the essay here.

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