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Get all of your garden needs and help support DFL48! This year, we’re offering you plant cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.
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To register, you must be:
- a U.S. citizen
- at least 18 years of age on Election Day
- a resident of Minnesota for 20 days
- finished with all parts of any felony sentence
- you can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote
- you cannot vote if a court has ruled you to be legally incompetent.
Registering on Election Day
If you didn’t register to vote before Election Day, you can do so at your local polling location. You’ll need to bring the following proof of residence options with you:
Option 1: Bring ID with Current Name and Address
- a valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card or a receipt for any of these
- a tribal ID card with your name address, photo and signature
Option 2: Bring Photo ID Plus a Document with Current Name and Address
The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device like a smartphone or tablet, etc.
Accepted photo IDs (bring one ID and one document)
- driver’s license, state ID card or learner’s permit issued by any state
- United States passport
- United State military ID card
- tribal ID card with the name, signature and photo of the voter
- Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
- Minnesota high school ID card
Accepted documents (bring one document and one ID)
- bill, account or start service statement due or dated within 30 days of election for:
- phone (landline, cell, VoIP, etc.)
- TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
- internet services
- solid waste or sewer services
- electric, gas or water
- banking or credit card
- rent or mortgage payments
- residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
Option 3: Registered Voter Who Can Confirm Your Name and Address
A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. A registered voter can vouch for up to eight others. A voter who registers by being vouched for cannot vouch for others.
Option 4: College Student ID If a Student Housing List was Provided
College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials.
Options 5: Valid Registration in the Same Precinct
If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.
Option 6: Notice of Late Registration
If you pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.
Option 7: Staff Person of a Residential Facility
If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. The staff person must either be on a list provided by the facility before the election or be able to demonstrate employment at the facility.
What Our Candidates are Doing
Rep. Yvonne Selcer, HD48A
As Rep Yvonne Selcer and her team move into these final, crucial weeks of the campaign, they’re working to bring the door knocking and phoning to an even higher level to get out the good news of the work that has been done in the last two years. Yvonne stood up for the people of our community and Minnesotans, passing fiscally responsible legislation that paid our schools back, provided all day kindergarten, froze college tuition, promoted small business job creation and streamlined paperwork.
Even in the midst of this close race, Rep Selcer is also focused on the duties of her position as your state representative. She’s serving on legislative committees throughout the summer to prepare for the work that needs to continue during the next legislative session.
Her record of service and accomplishment, of course, will be distorted by the special interest groups, including the billionaire Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, who are lining up to distort these accomplishments and protect their special interests.
Rep. Selcer and her team thank all those who have helped to date with door knocking, phoning, lawn sign distribution, office work and a variety of other important campaign tasks.
These last weeks leading up to Nov 4 are crucial to victory. Yvonne asks if you have volunteered, to keep volunteering. If you have not yet had the opportunity to volunteer, please do so in the crucial coming weeks. You can sign up to volunteer at yvonneselcer.com, or just call Maars, her organizer at 612-524-8427, and he will get you involved.
“Together, we can win again on Nov 4, and continue the work we have begun to move MN forward,” said Rep Selcer. “Thanks to all of you for the many ways in which you are supporting this effort.”
Joan Howe-Pullis, HD48B Candidate
At their Campaign Head-quarters, things are gearing up for the rundown to Election Day.
Joan is out at the doors most days. When she’s not, she’s phoning the people of Eden Prairie.
If you’d like to help, phone banks and door knocks are being staged out of Eden Prairie. So, no long driving to pick up lit packets or getting to a phone bank and not having material to make calls.
Team Joan is also pulling together the details of what’s shaping up to be a great lit drop/door knock next month, so look for more information on it soon.
If you have time to help with any aspect of Joan’s race, send her an e-mail at email@example.com.
Laurie McKendry, SD48
Even though the focus between now and Election Day is on our House seats and Laurie continues to help Yvonne and Joan, things are gearing up for the 2015-2016 election cycle when Laurie will be making a second run for the State Senate.
If you’re interested in seeing what a full campaign election cycle involves, we’ll be picking up our planning efforts in late November. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to become part of Team McKendry.
Can You Host a Lawn Sign?
Our candidates are hoping to build visibility with lawn signs.
If you’re willing to have one in your yard between now and Election Day, please e-mail us at email@example.com. We’ll pass your information along to our candidates.
League of Women Voters Candidate Forums
Again this year the League of Women Voters is hosting candidate forums for both our State House races and our Eden Prairie municipal races.
Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend. Not only will you learn more about the candidates and issue, your attendance helps support our candidates.
State House Forum
The State House Candidate Forum will be held Tuesday, September 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Eden Prairie Municipal Forum
The forum for candidates running for Eden Prairie City Council will be held Thursday, October 2, 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Eden Prairie Community Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN. Doors open at 6:30 pm.continued in next column
| There are two seats up for election this year. They are currently held by Kathy Nelson and Sherry Butcher-Wickstrom. Andrew Moller has also filed to run one of these seats. We could find no website for his campaign.
The top two vote getters on Election Day will be on the Eden Prairie City Council. So, if you’re a resident of this city, please attend.
Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens is running unopposed.
Our DFL Ticket
To see who else is on the ballot, visit this post. We’ve also included information on the Eden Prairie City Council seats up for election this year and information on the judicial races we’ll have on the ballot.
Have Holasek Certificates Left Over from Our Grow with Us Plant Sale?
2015 UPDATE: Holasek Greenhouses is now out of business. We have no information on how to receive refunds. Please contact the organization you purchased your certificates from for further information.
We’ve been informed that Holasek Greenhouses will be going out of business this year. If you didn’t use all your certificates this spring and summer, you have a limited time to receive a full refund. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll contact you with the details, but please do it by September 30. Holasek’s will be closing their books for good in October, 2014.
Not Certain if You’re Registered to Vote?
This year, you can visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website to:
If you’d prefer to register in person, you can go to the City Clerk’s office at your municipality’s City Center and fill out the form there.
When Democrats vote, Democrats win. Get the pieces in place now to make voting simpler November 4.
Your Candidates Need Your Help Now
We’re over half way through September, the Fall routine should be established in your household. Your candidates and their volunteers have been working hard for months. But, there’s so much more to do. (You’d be amazed how BIG a House District is, how many doors there are to visit.)
Support Your Candidates By:
Door knocking and phone calling are the big needs at this point in campaigns. If you’re comfortable doing that, please volunteer. Our candidates have included contact information in their articles.
If you’re not, there are still lots you can do:
You’ll meet a great group of people, and help create change in our district with your time (It’s also a great thing for families to do.) Need to get connected? Email us at email@example.com. We’ll get you in touch with the right people.
When Dems Vote, Dems Win
We have the numbers to elect the people who are putting all their efforts into running for office if we just bother to vote.
No Excuse Absentee Voting
This year, you can go to your municipal community center and cast an early, no excuse absentee ballot from September 19 until the weekend before the election (check out your city’s website for hours on weekends). Just stop into your City Clerk’s office, complete the paperwork and fill out your ballot.
What happens when we don’t?
Remember 2010? That’s the last non-presidential election. We wound up with a Republican-controlled Legislature. That Legislature shut down our government for the longest time in our state’s history costing us tens of millions of dollars. It also brought us the two constitutional amendments that so divided our city.
And, when you vote between September 19 and November 4, help make certain our candidates win by bringing a progressive friend with you to the polls.
Remember, when Democrats vote Democrats win.
Town Hall Forum with Hennepin County Sherif Candidate Eddie Frizell
– Share how you would like to see the Sheriff’s office engaged with your community
– Discuss the duties of the Sheriff’s office
– Learn more about the $91.9 million Sheriff’s budget
– Hear Eddie’s priorities for the Sheriff’s office.
This event is not affiliated with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in any way. For official business with the Sheriff’s Office, please call 612.348.2347.
RSVP at facebook.com/frizellforsheriff/events or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Party Party
Check out more info about the event including more photos here.
2014 League of Women Voter candidate forums · early voting · Eddie Frizell · Grow with Us Plant Sale · HD48A · HD48B · Hennepin County Sheriff · Holasek Greenhouses · House District 48A · House District 48B · how to help campaigns · Joan Howe-Pullis · Laurie McKendry · no excuse absentee voting · Party Party · Rep. Selcer · Senate District 48 · Senate District 48 DFL Party Party · voter registration · Yvonne Selcer
While the House version of the bill did pass with only 2 no votes, the Senate bill passed with 24 State Senators voting against it — all of them conservative and including our State Senator, David Hann.
He then talks about how this is an ongoing battle. “Progressives want to make it easier for people to register and vote. Conservatives seek greater restrictions, effectively disenfranchising voters by making it harder for people of modest and limited economic means to case a vote.” All of this while they are looking for any opportunity to “condemn government for not streamlining business service online.”
You can read the full post here.