How to Vote

Elections

For a full list of 2021 dates for Minnesota, go to the calendar 

Election Day Transportation: Check back for St. Kate's 2021 Voter Van details.... 
St. Paul campus resident students live in ST. PAUL W-3 P-04 in Ramsey County and can vote at the local polling location, Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116. Directions

St. Kate's Library page for more voting resources

Recap of 2020 Elections Education and Access work:
During fall semester the Civic Engagement Collective worked to bring resources and information to the campus community to prepare everyone for the Presidential Election as well as regional and local elections. Events and resources included this website full of election and voting links and information for students to use to stay informed on how to vote, where, and what to expect, as well as events like "Popcorn and Politics" in partnership with Ramsey County Elections Office to inform resident and commuter students about logistics of in state and out of state voting.

MN Voting Options

Election Day voting

Vote early/absenteeThings to note:

-Absentee ballot voting starts 46 days before elections 
-no witness requirement this year 
-ballots will count if postmarked by Nov 3rd and received by Nov 10th 
Request an Absentee Ballot Here

More to Consider

Become an Election Judge - This is of great need due to Covid-19 (and you can get paid)

See what's on your ballot!

Ranked voting (Ramsey County focused)

Events and Opportunities

Spring 2021 Overview

Ongoing - Student Voices 2021 lead by St. Kate's Student Senate

Ongoing - Deliberative Dialogue sessions utilizing National Issues Forum

St. Kate’s One Reads - Are Prisons Obsolete? By Angela Davis 

February - “Popcorn & Politics” Virtual Event with Residence Life

March 8th- International Women’s Day 

March 16th- Feast of St. Joseph

A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota
Ongoing Traveling Exhibit | Locations around Minnesota

MN Suffrage online exhibit on MN Suffrage 
Votes for Women https://vimeo.com/451213690 features alumni Supreme Court Justice McKeig and current student Anastasia Rousseau 

St. Kate's Integrated Learning Series - During the month of October we explored the Suffrage movement but you can catch up here: 

Twin Cities Public Television's Documentary on Suffrage: Citizen 

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery's exhibit of Suffragist paintings by Leslie Barlow

https://www.tptoriginals.org/projects/then-now-reflections-on-womens-suffrage/ - Professor Otto's service-learning students add their voices 

https://www.tptoriginals.org/explore-the-fashion-choices-of-suffragists-who-fought-for-the-19th-amendment/ - Professor Mager's service-learning students add their voices

 

Who represents you?

Please look into who represents you at all the levels within government. Reach out to them, introduce yourself, and let them know what issues you care about and why. Elected officials work on behalf of their constituents. Be in communication with them. 
Sign up for your elected officials' e-newsletters, facebook page and attend "town hall" forums. Look into advocacy groups that are working on issues you care about for direction/guidance on particular bills to encourage your lawmaker to support. 

Find out who represents you 

How to contact to your Legislators

How does the MN State Government function?

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

 

MN County Voting Information

Party Websites

MN GOP

MN DFL

MN Green Party

Independence Party

Census 2020

The Census is a once a decade opportunity to make sure everyone is counted in our communities so that communities can obtain resources and have accurate political representation based on the complete count.

About the Civic Engagement Collective

The Civic Engagement Collective is a group of students, faculty and staff that promotes civic engagement to our university community. We want to insure members of the university community know how register to vote, where to vote and are fully informed about the candidates and issues with the goal to create a vibrant, engaging and respectful political climate during the election cycle. We also focus on the importance of civic engagement beyond elections and work to promote opportunities for engagement, discussion and learning.

St. Kate's Listens + St. Kate’s Votes + St. Kate’s Acts