The 2012 Primary is right around the corner. On Tuesday, August 14th, all 117 polling places in the City of Minneapolis will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. to serve qualified Minneapolis voters. As you know, precincts and polling places changed as a result of the recent redistricting of political boundaries; therefore, it’s important for voters to verify polling place locations in advance.
Registered voters should have already received a Postal Verification Card, which was mailed out in early July by the Hennepin County Elections Office. These PVCs contained updated information about each voter’s precinct and polling place. Those who haven’t already registered—for voters who did not receive a PVC in the mail—may confirm their precinct and polling place location using the Polling Place Finder available from the City’s website at: www.minneapolismn.gov/elections. Using the City’s web-based Polling Place Finder also allows voters to preview a sample ballot, based on his or her specific precinct. For more help, contact Minneapolis 311. KFNA volunteers are also registering voters at the Kingfield Farmers’ Market on Sunday August 12 from 8:30 AM -1 PM. Visit the KFNA table at the market at 4310 Nicollet Avenue South.
Additionally, the City’s Elections Office will continue to accept in-person absentee voters this week through Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and then the following Monday, August 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters who have already cast an absentee ballot have the option of verifying that their ballot was received/accepted via the City’s Elections Division website. And, qualified electors may still take advantage of Same Day Registration during this primary. Please help us spread the word to all voters so that we can promote a strong turnout for this year’s primary.