Augsburg values every opportunity for students to be civically engaged. Election Day is an Augsburg holiday to allow students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in the democratic process through voting, volunteering, and community engagement.
Who Can Vote?
To vote in Minnesota, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old on Election Day
- A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
- Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
You can pre-register to vote as a 16- or 17-year-old in Minnesota; you must be 18 years old before voting.
Find out more here about when and how to vote if you are registered in a state other than Minnesota, including absentee ballot information.
Register to Vote
There are multiple ways to register to vote in Minnesota.
- You can register to vote online up to 21 days before Election Day.
- You can register on paper up to 21 days before Election Day.
- You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need to provide proof of residence to register at the time of voting.
How to Vote
There are multiple ways to vote in Minnesota. However you choose to vote, you can view your sample ballot ahead of time.
- You can vote on Election Day. Polling places are usually open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Augsburg’s Christensen Center is a polling place for Ward 2, Precinct 7 in Minneapolis.
- You can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Early voting locations are usually open starting 46 days before the election and until 5 p.m. the day before Election Day.
- You can vote early by mail. Return your absentee ballot via mail or in person no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. Ballots returned by mail must be received by Election Day.
- You can also vote via absentee ballot from abroad or when serving in the military.
You can apply for an absentee ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Make sure to leave time for election officials to mail your ballot.
Voters with print disabilities may request an accessible absentee ballot. After submitting an absentee ballot request, contact your county election office and specify that you wish to receive an accessible ballot.
For More Information
Comprehensive Minnesota voter and election information is available from the Office of the Secretary of State. Additional resources are available from Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services.
Contact the Augsburg vote coordinator:
Dean of Students