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Grow with Us Plant Sale!
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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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Polls open tomorrow 7 am – 8 pm!
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Take Action!, Voting
Polls are open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the 2015 general election.
Not sure where to vote? Find your polling place here .
Have you moved and need to register at the polls? Click here for the list of proof of residence options to register at your polling place.
Want to see who is on your local ballot? Click here .
Help spread the word about the election. Share the information above on social media and with your friends so they know where to vote and who is on the ballot. After you vote, post a message on your Facebook page and or tweet to remind others that the polls are open. If there is a specific candidate you are supporting, find his/her Twitter handle and be sure to share that.
Seven Candidates Run for Four Open School Board Seats
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Voting, Voting & the Election
Seven candidates have filed for the four school board seats that are up for election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The candidates are Asad Aliweyd, Murshid Barud, Dave Espe (incumbent), John Kohner, Greg Lehman, Jeffery Saxton, and Adam Seidel.
DFL Senate District 48 has given a letter of support to Asad Aliweyd.
We feel Asad Aliweyd has the strong educational foundation and demonstrated values that we share.
visit Asad’s website for details
Note: Keep in mind when voting that you may choose up to 4 candidates, however you can optionally indicate only one if you wish, especially if only one candidate strongly supports the public school system.
Polls will be open on election day – Nov. 3 – from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents will vote at their combined polling place due to the odd year election cycle. You must vote in the precinct you live. To find your precinct, visit pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us and enter your current address. Poll locations can be found in the chart below. If you have any questions please contact Laurie Hemstock, Elections Coordinator at 952-975-7072.
|Immanuel Lutheran Church
(6515 Luther Way)
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 and the City of Chanhassen, Precinct 1; Hennepin County, Minnesota.|
|St. Andrew Lutheran Church
(3600 Technology Drive)
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 4, 7, 8, 11 and 12 and the City of Edina, Precincts 10c and 19c; Hennepin County, Minnesota.|
|Prairie Lutheran Church
11000 Blossom Road
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District
No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17; Hennepin County, Minnesota
Pioneer Trail & Spring Road
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District
No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 9, 10, 18, 19A and 19B; Hennepin County, Minnesota
|City of Bloomington Voters||For those voters residing in the City of Bloomington, the school district general election will be held in conjunction with the municipal elections in that city and those voters will vote at their regular city polling place.|
Absentee Voting – VOTE NOW!
Eden Prairie residents who are eligible to vote can also vote absentee either in person or by mail. Absentee voting for the General Election is available NOW through Nov. 2.
Absentee voting in person
You can vote absentee in person at the Administrative Services Center (8100 School Road) during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours are extended until 5 p.m. on Nov. 2 (the last day to vote absentee).
Absentee voting by mail
To obtain an absentee ballot application, you may:
- download the application,
- mail your request to: Hennepin County Elections, PSL 012 Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
- Call: 612-348-5151
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:
- Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
- Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed
- Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
- Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law
The 2015 Election results will be available on the District website and the Hennepin County website following the election.
2015 · asad aliweyd · Eden Prairie school board · school board election · voting
No Beefing Allowed
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Issues, News, Take Action!, Volunteer
Although Minnesota and SD48 had higher voter turn out in 2014 than the country as a whole, it still wasn’t at a high enough rate to really shout about.
So, if you see things not going the way you’d like to see our country go (and that’s a strong possibility at the federal level than it’s been since the 1990s) and you were doing everything but voting last November. Sorry, you chose not to participate. No beefing allowed.
You have to show up to make change happen. You chose not to. You can’t win a game if you don’t play. You can’t learn a new skill unless you practice it. You can’t elect people who support and will work toward your beliefs and values unless you vote to put them in office.
In the lead up to 2016, don’t make the same mistake. Get involved. The political process runs on the willingness of people who believe in the direction of the party they identify with to work to get their candidates elected. Yep, it’s all individuals giving of what free time they have to make people’s lives better.
Want to make life better for you and your friends? It’s like anything else. Get involved, find out how you can help and then add your shoulder to the wheel of progress.
Here’s a link to where you can volunteer. We hope you’ll choose to engage, make change happen and move Eden Prairie and Minnetonka forward.
2014 election · change · progress · volunteer
Here are ways you can make a difference
To help elect Democrats and get our message out to the public, please e-mail us at .
DFL Senate District 48 Committees
If you have time to give, we have a number of committees up and working that would appreciate your help. Here are some:
Communications Team — we handle:
- website content
- letters to the editor
- social media
- e-mails to Democrats in our District
- newspaper ads
- television ads
- flyers, postcards, etc., as needed
- Outreach — this group handles reaching out to under-represented groups to engaged them in the political process
- Fundraising — this group helps raise the funds we need to get our message out to the general population of our district
- Events — this group develops events to help engage the people of our district, as well as raise funds
Thank you volunteers!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work this election cycle. Our work began last year with the “Turn On the Off Year” program. This effort provided an opportunity for DFLers to step up and take a leadership role in engaging voters in the 2014 election.
This election cycle we had 33 offices across the state, the most effective get out the vote effort ever and armies of door knockers and callers.
We couldn’t have done all the work we did without you, our DFL volunteers and donors.
As we move forward I urge you to stay involved with your local DFL. In two years we’ll need to defend the DFL majority in the Minnesota Senate, retake the DFL majority in the Minnesota House and elect a Democratic president.
But after what I’ve seen this election year I know we can do it. I’ve never been more proud to be your DFL Chairman and I’ve never been so excited to see what our elected officials will accomplish for all Minnesotans.
Chairman, Minnesota DFL
2014 election · 2014 elections · DFL volunteering · thank you · volunteer · volunteers