How to Vote 2019–20

Civic Engagement

Census 2020 background

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. 

Census 2020 and Resident Students during Spring 2020

St. Catherine University will complete the Census form on behalf of students who lived on campus at any time during the spring semester. Resident students residing on campus today or living off-campus because of the shelter-in-place order, are considered a part of the campus residential community. No further action is required. For questions about the US Census Group Living Arrangements policies, please visit: https://2020census.gov/en/conducting-the-count/gq.html

Census 2020 and Students who did not live on campus during Spring 2020

The US Census Bureau requests that students use their at-school, off-campus address when completing the Census form. Students who lived off-campus and moved back home with family during the shelter-in-place order, should use the address they would have normally been at on April 1st.

General information

The census form is designed to be filled out at the household level (one form per household). The US Census Bureau has mailed out packets including a 12-digit code that will allow people to complete the census online. For more information about completing the census please visit: https://2020census.gov/

Elections

We work collaboratively to educate and involve our campus community on elections-related efforts. November 5, 2019, was the general election and March 3, 2020, was Minnesota's first presidential primary since the 1980s.

The primary is August 11, 2020. Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is the general election.

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

How and where to register and vote in Minnesota

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

 

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

MN Suffrage exhibit opening fall 2020. She Voted: Her Fight, Our Right
https://www.mnhs.org/historycenter/activities/museum

Election Day Transportation

Shuttle Services
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. St. Kate’s Voter Van shuttles students to and from the polling location from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on election day. Meet at the roundabout between St. Mary’s Hall and CdC. Call Community Work and Learning at 651-690-6842 if you have questions.

 

Nonpartisan Voter Guides

League of Women Voters

Campus Election Engagement Project

Ballotpedia

*Note: If not residing in Minnesota, you can search your state's Secretary of State website as well.

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 of create a vibrant, engaging and respectful political climate during the election cycle. We also focus on the importance 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