The 2020 election is underway! People are already voting either in person or absentee in Minnesota and you might have questions.
Secretary of State Steve Simon joined the Citizens League about all things voting. Want to vote by mail? Or in person before Election Day? Or on Election Day? Host Tom Weber goes over all the ways to vote (safely!) with Secretary Simon. Watch below!
Check out the questions below to jump right to that answer in the video:
- 0:45 – How is this election different than past elections?
- 1:40 – How can I determine the best way to vote for me?
- 3:46 – What do I need to know if I’m voting by mail for the first time?
- 6:09 – I’ve requested a ballot, but haven’t received it yet! When should I be concerned?
- 7:58 – How are voters prevented from voting twice?
- 8:59 – Can I trust the postal service to deliver my ballot?
- 11:36 – How does voting by mail work, and what happens if I mess something up?
- 14:54 – How concerned should I be about slow-downs at the post office?
- 16:39 – What is “universal vote by mail” and how long has it been around?
- 20:22 – If I’m not registered to vote yet, can I still vote by mail?
- 20:57 – How does early in-person voting work?
- 22:35 – If I have already requested or received a mail-in ballot, can I still vote in-person?
- 24:34 – Who should I call if I have any election questions?
- 25:26 – Can I hand-deliver my mail-in ballot?
- 27:24 – I voted early, but I changed my mind! What can I do?
- 29:12 – How can I trust the tracking of my submitted ballot?
- 30:49 – What if I’m moving during this election period? How do I vote?
- 32:58 – How will election day voting be different, and safe, during the global pandemic?
- 34:19 – What are “poll watchers,” and is it legal for a party to monitor a polling place in Minnesota?
- 38:14 – On election night, what can we expect in terms of results?
- 43:04 – How are Minnesota’s ten electoral votes actually cast?
- 46:18 – What if a candidate on a ballot in Minnesota dies?
- 49:36 – I’m concerned about false information being spread about this year’s election. What can I do?
Tom Weber has been an award-winning journalist and writer for two decades, most recently for Minnesota Public Radio news. He is also the author of a new history of Minneapolis called Minneapolis: An Urban Biography
Steve Simon is Minnesota’s 22nd Secretary of State. He was sworn into office on January 5, 2015. As Secretary of State, he partners with township, city, and county officials to organize elections on behalf of Minnesota’s nearly four million eligible voters, and to ensure that the election system is fair.
Minnesota Secretary of State