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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Are You Prepared to Vote?

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Hopkins election team wants to ensure that every eligible Hopkins resident can cast their ballot safely and securely. Whether you plan to vote early or on Election Day, be prepared for a lengthier process, longer lines and inclement weather, as social distancing requirements may mean lines will need to extend outdoors.

Election staff and judges will follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines by wearing personal protective equipment, enforcing social distancing and disinfecting surfaces regularly. Voters are required to wear a mask. If you are COVID-positive or symptomatic, please do not enter City Hall or any polling locations.

Are You Registered?

Go to mnvotes.org to check your registration status. If you are not registered, you will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number to do so.

Vote Early by Absentee Ballot

You do not have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can vote early by absentee ballot. Eligible voters may vote in-person at City Hall or by mail.

Learn how to vote by mail at mnvotes.org. Ballots must be received by Election Day to count. Consider mailing from the post office or a blue postal service box to ensure your ballot is mailed securely. If you receive a ballot by mail, you may return the ballot to City Hall during normal business hours.

Vote in-person at Hopkins City Hall Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., now through October 30; Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Monday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An absentee ballot application must be completed before voting.

Vote on Election Day

If you plan to vote on Election Day, you will need to vote at your local voting precinct. Polls will be open on November 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling location at mnvotes.org. Absentee ballots cannot be dropped-off at voting precincts on Election Day.

Questions?

City staff is available for voting questions. Please contact us at 952-548-6300 or visit our web page on voting and elections for more information.

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