(St. Paul, MN) — It’s Election Day in Minnesota and the polls in most locations are open from 7 a-m to 8 p-m. As long as you’re in line by 8 tonight, you will still be able to vote. If you aren’t sure of your polling place, visit mnvotes-dot-gov. Be aware that where you vote might have changed since the last election because of redistricting. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so at your polling place today (Tuesday), but you must bring proof of identity and separate proof of residence. If you voted early by mail (absentee), you can check the status of your ballot also at mnvotes-dot-gov.
(St. Paul, MN) — The U-S Department of Justice is monitoring the polls in 24 states this Election Day to ensure compliance with federal voting rights laws. The 64 jurisdictions include the City of Minneapolis, Ramsey and Hennepin counties in Minnesota. D-O-J officials say the Civil Rights Division has regulary monitored elections in the field to protect the rights of voters since 1965. Personnel will also be available to take complaints about possible violations of federal voting rights laws.