Something new this election is no-excuses absentee voting. It's like the former absentee voting, except you don't need an excuse for why you can't get to the polls. "I feel like it" is good enough. In fact, besides voting when it's convenient or just to make sure you don't get busy on election day, we can always use more people to help with Get Out The Vote (GOTV) on election day, and voting absentee gives you one less thing to worry about on election day. Were getting too close to election day for absentee voting by mail, but it's still possible to vote absentee in-person. Here are the hours at the Richfield and MInneapolis city halls:
8 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, 9-3 Saturday November 1. City Hall is at 6700 Portland Av.
Minneapolis: City Hall is at 350 S. 5th Street (the 4th St. entrance is actually closer to the main lobby, which is set up for voting)
- 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, from Oct. 20 through Oct. 31,
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, and
- Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.
- 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Nov. 3