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Forum staff reports, Published August 10 2010

What you need to know to vote

Minnesota voters head to the polls today to cast ballots in the state’s primary election.

Appearing on Clay County voters’ ballots will be candidates for the state’s 7th Congressional District, governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general.

Because it’s a primary election, voters can vote only for candidates in one political party.

Each voter must be registered in order to participate in the primary. Those that haven’t done so can register in person at the polls.

To register, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a Minnesota resident for at least 20 days prior to the election, among other criteria. You must also present a form of identification, such as:

- A valid Minnesota driver’s license or government-issued ID.

- A valid student ID with photo.

- A Tribal ID card.

- A valid voters’ registration.

- An approved photo ID and a utility bill with your current name and address printed on it.


For complete information, go to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.state.mn.us.