Voters across the neighborhoods served by the Villager—those that haven’t voted already—will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3, to choose among candidates for U.S. president, senator and representative; state senator and representative; state Supreme Court justice and district court judge.

Saint Paul and Minneapolis voters will also elect a member to their respective school boards. Mendota Heights voters will choose a new mayor. Mendota, Mendota Heights and Lilydale voters will elect a new Dakota County commissioner. Minneapolis voters will be asked two questions on whether or not to amend their city’s charter.

Voters in neighborhoods served by the Villager newspaper—those that haven’t voted already—will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3, to choose among candidates for U.S. president and vice president, senator and representative; state senator and representative; state Supreme Court justice and district court judge.

Saint Paul and Minneapolis voters will also elect a member to their respective school boards. Mendota Heights voters will choose a new mayor. Mendota, Mendota Heights and Lilydale voters will elect a new Dakota County commissioner. Minneapolis voters will be asked two questions on whether or not to amend their city’s charter.

   

The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on November 3. To find out which candidates and questions will appear on your ballot, consult the sample ballots below for Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and Mendota Heights and Lilydale.

To be eligible to vote in Minnesota, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of the state for at least the preceding 20 days, and a resident of the precinct in which you are voting. You cannot vote if you have been found to be legally incompetent, are under a court-ordered guardianship in which your right to vote has been revoked, if you have been convicted of a felony and your felony sentence has not yet expired or you have yet to be discharged from your sentence.

If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to register again unless you have moved to a different address, have changed your name or have not voted in the last four years.

 

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Villager election coverage continues

The Villager’s coverage of the local races in the November 3 general election continues with the Voters’ Guide at left on the November 3 general election and the sample ballots for all neighborhoods served by this newspaper. The following electoral races are covered elsewhere in the General News section of the Villager‘s website: the Saint Paul School Board race and the Minnesota House and Senate races in District 65 in Saint Paul and District 52 in Mendota Heights in stories dated October 14; the Minnesota House and Senate races in District 64 in Saint Paul and District 63 in South Minneapolis in stories dated September 30; and the Mendota Heights mayoral race in a story dated September 16.

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The Minnesota House and Senate districts in neighborhoods served by the Villager.

You may register to vote at the polls on November 3 by showing a Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or state ID card (or a receipt for any of those documents) that includes your current address, a current college fee statement with your current address and a photo ID, a current student ID card with a photo, or a tribal ID card with your name, address, signature and photo.

You may also register at the polls by showing a U.S. passport, U.S. military ID, tribal ID, Minnesota college student ID, or a Minnesota driver’s license or ID card with a previous address as long as you also show a recent utility bill that includes your name and current address or show a current student fee statement that includes your name and current address.

Voters without any of those identifying documents may still register at the polls if a voter who is registered in the same precinct vouches for their residency in the precinct. Employees of nursing homes, shelters and certain other residential facilities may also vouch for the people who reside there.

For information about voter registration, polling places, voting early by mail or in-person, special COVID-19 precautions or other voter services, visit sos.state.mn.us or in Saint Paul call 651-266-2171 or visit ramseycounty.us, in Minneapolis call 311 or visit vote.minneapolismn.gov, and in Dakota County call 651-438-4305 or visit dakota.mn.us.

Appearing below are the sample ballots below for Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and Mendota Heights and Lilydale. Only those races in which two or more candidates appear on the ballot are included. The incumbent in the race, if any, is indicated by an asterisk (*).

 

Minnesota Ballots

U.S. President and Vice President—Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence*, Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente and Darcy Richardson, Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, Kanye West and Michelle Tidball, Brock Pierce and Karla Ballard, Gloria La Riva and Leonard Peltier, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen.

U.S. Senator—Tina Smith*, Jason Lewis, Kevin O’Connor, Oliver Steinberg.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court—Paul Thissen*, Michelle MacDonald.

Saint Paul Ballots

U.S. Representative, District 4—Betty McCollum*, Gene Rechtzigel, Susan Sindt.

State Senator, District 64—Erin Murphy, Sharon Anderson, Patricia Jirovec McArdell.

State Senator, District 65—Sandy Pappas*, Paul Holmgren.

State Representative, District 64A—Kaohly Her*, Sherry Schack.

State Representative, District 64B—Dave Pinto*, Georgia Dietz.

State Representative, District 65A—Rena Moran*, Amy Anderson.

State Representative, District 65B—Carlos Mariani*, Margaret Mary Stokely.

School Board Member special election (pick one)—Keith Hardy, Jamila Mame, Jim Vue, James Farnsworth, Omar Syed, Charolotte “Charlie” Castro.

Judge, Second District Court 8—Pat Diamond*, Ngozi Akubuike.

Minneapolis Ballots

U.S. Representative, District 5—Ihlan Omar*, Lacy Johnson, Michael Moore.

State Senator, District 63—Patricia Torres Ray*, Diane Napper, Chris Wright.

State Representative, District 63A—Jim Davnie*, Penny Arcos, David Wiester.

State Representative, District 63B—Frank Pafko, Emma Greenman, Dennis Schuller.

Minneapolis School Board Member at Large (vote for one)—Kim Ellison*, Michael Dueñes.

City Question 1, Redistricting of Wards and Park Districts (vote yes or no)—Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to allow ward and park district boundaries to be reestablished in a year ending in 1 and to allow the use of those new boundaries for elections in that same year; to allow ward and park district boundaries to be modified after the Legislature has been redistricted to establish city precinct boundaries; to provide that an election for a council member office required by Minnesota law in a year ending in 2 or 3 after a redistricting shall be for a single two-year term; and to clarify that a regular election means a regular general election?

City Question 2, Special Municipal Elections (vote yes or no)—Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to comply with Minnesota election law related to uniform dates for special municipal elections and to provide that a special election be held on a legal election day under Minnesota law that is more than 90 days from a vacancy in the office of mayor or council member?

Mendota Hts./Lilydale Ballots

U.S. Representative, District 2—Angie Craig*, Tyler Kistner, Adam Charles Weeks.

State Senator, District 52—Matt Klein*, Tomas Settell.

State Representative, District 52A—Rick Hansen*, Mariah de la Paz.

State Representative, District 52B—Ruth Richardson*, Cynthia Lonnquist.

Dakota County Commissioner, District 3— Diane Anderson, Laurie Halverson.

Mayor, Mendota Heights—Stephanie Levine, Liz Petschel, Patrick Watson.

Judge, First District Court 32—Joseph Carter*, Martin “Marty” Judge.

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