Protect democracy: make a voting plan

In conjunction with Isaiah MN–a coalition of faith communities fighting for racial and economic justice in Minnesota–our church is taking part in two Democracy Sundays, one this week and one on Oct. 25. These are an opportunity to take action to protect democracy during this election and to put our values at the center of the conversation about voting.

You’re encouraged to make your plan, vote, and help friends and neighbors to do so as well. Isaiah has an online toolkit with things you can do — from talking to your own circle about their voting plans, to disseminating voting messages via social media, to participating in a virtual phone bank this Sunday evening. Find out more here.

This week’s emphasis is on making a voting plan. Here are resources for:

checking one’s registration status 
registering to vote 
how to find your polling place
other ways to vote 

Important dates to know

  • Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  • Registration deadlines
    • By mail: Received by Oct. 13
    • In person: By Nov. 3. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Absentee ballot deadlines
    • Request: By Nov. 2
    • Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
    • Return in person: By Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.
  • Early voting
    • Sept. 18 – Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

Voting by absentee ballot

Looking to mail in your vote this year rather than standing in line at a polling place? This page has everything you need to request an absentee ballot.

Become an election judge

Anyone of voting age and up can be trained for the job, but younger people are especially needed to replace older people who’ve stepped up in the past but who are now at greater risk for COVID-19. More information and sign-up links