Local governments in Minnesota play a critical role in ensuring secure elections with accurate results. The Association of Minnesota Counties partnered with the League of Minnesota Cities, Association of Minnesota Counties, Minnesota Association of Townships, and Minnesota School Board Association to assemble a few resources that county commissioners and staff are free to use and share with their communities about the election process. In addition to the election handouts, this page includes a few videos produced by counties describing the election process.
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Election Handouts4 documents
- Election Security This document serves as a resource for voters to learn about the election security practices that occur in Minnesota including practices that take place before, on, and after Election Day, as well as instructions for individuals to follow if they suspect someone has broken laws pertaining to voting or an election.
- General Election FAQ This document answers common questions about the legitimacy of general elections. Some topics in this document include voter eligibility, one vote per person, and mail and absentee ballot acceptance and rejection. There are also instructions for individuals to follow if they suspect someone has broken laws pertaining to voting or an election.
- Mail Balloting FAQ This document provides voters with answers to questions relating to mail balloting in Minnesota. Question topics include, mail ballot applications, polling place availability on Election Day, and receiving and returning mail ballots.
- State, County, and Local Roles This one-pager lists the roles played by state, county, and local government entities in elections.
Election Videos4 documents
- Olmsted County: A Closer look at Olmsted County Elections Processes - YouTube This brief video provides information about how the in-person and absentee voting processes are carried out within Olmsted County. This video includes explanations of the difference between an absentee ballot application and an absentee ballot, how absentee ballots are accepted, counted, and processed, as well as how their election systems are secure.
- Olmsted County: Absentee Ballot Process in Olmsted County - YouTube This video solely focuses on the absentee ballot process within Olmsted County, including details on returning an absentee ballot, ballot boarding, and ballot counting process that occurs on or after Election Day.
- Anoka County: Absentee Ballot Behind-the-Scenes - YouTube In this short video, the Anoka County Elections Manager explains the detailed process of how absentee ballots are accepted, counted, and processed during Election Day season.
- Hennepin County: Welcome to Hennepin County Elections - YouTube This brief video explains the various roles and processes that Hennepin County carries out during elections, and it explores Hennepin County’s coordinated efforts with the state and city governments to ensure safe and secure elections.