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United We Vote

A Civic Engagement Campaign for 2020


From racial injustice, to rising unemployment, and a continuing worldwide pandemic, people are looking for safe and meaningful ways to fight for systemic change in our communities. Civic engagement is at the heart of what United Way does. For over 130 years, United Way has brought together leaders in communities to solve problems in a non-partisan manner. To meet the challenges of this moment, United Way has launched the United We Count, United We Vote campaign to mobilize local United Ways, partners and caring citizens in helping people be civically engaged and make their voices heard on the issues they care about.

Voter Information


Election day is November 3rd, 2020! Do you have what you need?


Can I vote?

To Vote in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be 18 years or older (If you will be 18 by or before the date of the election, you are able to register to vote)

  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days

  • Have served all terms of your felony sentence

How do I register?

Check to see if you are already registered to vote here.

  • If you're not registered, you can do so online here. *October 13th is the last day to register online!

  • You can also register in person at: Steele County Auditor's Office, 630 Florence Ave, Owatonna MN 55060

  • In Minnesota, you also have the option to register on election day, more about that here.

How do I vote?

  • You can vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot here.

*Your ballot must be postmarked by November 2nd or turned in in-person at: 630 Florence Ave, Owatonna MN 55060

  • You can vote early in person at Steele County's elections office (address above). More info here.

  • You can vote in person on election day by reviewing your polling place here and ensuring you bring all items listed here.



Who’s on my Ballot?

  • Check out your sample ballot here



What are my rights?

  • You have the right to be absent from work for the purpose of voting during the morning of the day of that election, without penalty or deducation from salary or wages because of the absence.

  • More on your rights here (Somali & Spanish) and information on how to take time off work to vote here (Somali & Spanish)



Anything else that I should remember?

  • Absentee voting is an option for ALL eligible voters in the State of Minnesota.

  • If you vote in person on Election Day, your vote cannot be refused as long as you're in line before 8:00PM.



Do you have a plan to vote?

Download and share your plan by printing, filling out this poster, and sharing it with friends on social media!