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The 2016 election is bound to be an exciting one! Get yourself informed about how to vote, important dates, political news and candidate information!

How to Vote

How to Vote

The process of participating in elections is simple, register and vote. How? When? Where? These are questions we will answer on this page.

Voter Registration

Register Online    Other Ways to Register    FAQs

Voting Options

Election Day Voting    Vote Early/Absentee    Voting While Away/Abroad

Where Do I Vote

Residential Students   Off-Campus Students   Poll Finder

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Fact Sheet

Election Calendar and Debate Schedule

Election Calendar and Debate Schedule

General Election

November 8 on CalendarGeneral Election is Tuesday, November 8

  • Minnesotans will vote for U.S. President, U.S. Representative, Minnesota State Senator and Minnesota State Representative. Other offices that might be on the ballot include County Commissioner, City Officers, School Board members and Township Officers.
  • Absentee ballots are available starting Friday, September 23.
  • Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, October 18 (you can also register on Election Day).

Presidential Debates

Monday, September 26
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

Sunday, October 9
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Wednesday, October 19
Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
The format for the third debate will be identical to the first presidential debate.

Vice-Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA
The Vice Presidential debate will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

Candidate Information

Candidate Information

Here are some great resources to learn more about candidates for the upcoming election.

2016 Minnesota Candidate Information

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2016 Presidential Candidate Information

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Democratic Party Icon Democratic Party

Presidential Nominee: Hillary Clinton
Vice Presidential Nominee: Tim Kaine

Republican Party Icon Republican Party

Presidential Nominee: Donald Trump
Vice Presidential Nominee: Mike Pence

Green Party IconGreen Party

Presidential Nominee: Jill Stein
Vice Presidential Nominee: Ajamu Baraka

Libertarian Party IconLibertarian Party

Presidential Nominee: Gary Johnson
Vice Presidential Nominee: William Weld

Independent Party

Presidential Nominee: Evan McMullin
Vice Presidential Nominee: Nathan Johnson

Current Political News

Current Political News

Minnesota Election News

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