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Early voting begins September 17 for November 2 election

Adapted from the Minneaplis Labor Review, August 21, 2021

By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor

MINNEAPOLIS — Early voting begins September 17 for the November 2, 2021 general election. That means voters can request an absentee ballot to vote early by mail, or go to their local city hall or other designated voting center to cast their vote early in person.

According to state law, any registered voter may vote early for any reason.

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website for early voting information.

In Minneapolis, early voting will be available at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services, 980 Hennepin Ave. E., beginning September 17. The hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through October 15 (closed October 11). For additional information, visit vote.minneapolismn.gov.

And in Bloomington, for example, beginning September 17 voters can go to the Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, to vote in-person. In person voting hours are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. plus 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 30 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, November 1. For Bloomington voting information, visit www.bloomingtonmn.gov/cl/voting-information.

Remember, every vote counts! In the recent August 10 special election for mayor of Brooklyn Park, AFL-CIO endorsed Hollies Winston lost to his opponent by just two votes: 3,414 to 3,416.

For the most up-to-date list of AFL-CIO endorsed candidates in the November 2, 2021 general election, click here.

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