Elections

General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Herb Lamppa Civic Center:

For more information on Elections and Voting go to: MN Secretary of State Office

 Voting Requirements

If you have voted within the last 4 years and NOT MOVED you are already registered.

 Voting Registration

To register before the Election:

Open registration is available up to 20 days prior to an election by filling out a voter registration application and delivering it by person to Tower City Hall or by mail to City Clerk/Treasurer at PO Box 576, Tower, MN 55790.

OR

Online at Register to Vote

To Register on Election Day:

To register at your polling place on Election Day, bring one proof of residence listed below.

① ID with current name and address

  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or ID; or a receipt for any of these.
  • Tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature.

②   Photo ID and a document with current name and address

Approved photo IDs (choose one)

The ID can be expired.

  • Driver's license, state ID or learner’s permit issued by any state
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military or Veteran ID
  • Tribal ID with name, signature and photo
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID
  • Minnesota high school ID

Approved documents (choose one)

Can be shown on electronic device.

  • Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for:
    • Phone, TV or internet
    • Solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water
    • Banking or credit card
    • Rent or mortgage
  • Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election Day
  • Current student fee statement

③  Registered voter who can confirm your address

A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. This is known as 'vouching.' A registered voter can vouch for up to eight voters. You cannot vouch for others if someone vouched for you.

④  College student ID with housing list

Colleges and universities may send election officials a student housing list. If you are on the list, show your college photo ID to complete your registration.

⑤  Valid registration in the same precinct

If you are registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election judge your previous name or address.

⑥  Notice of Late Registration

If you registered to vote within 20 days of the election, you may get a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. Bring it with you and use it as your proof of residence to register.

⑦  Staff person of a residential facility

If you live in a residential facility, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. This is known as 'vouching.' A staff person can vouch for all eligible voters living in the facility.

The staff person must prove their employment at the facility. There are several ways to do this, including by showing an employee badge.

 Absentee Voting

Anyone who wishes to vote by ABSENTEE BALLOT can obtain an Absentee Ballot Application by:

Once an Absentee Ballot Application is received, a ballot will be available to you when absentee balloting is open.

 Election Judges

Judges must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days. Election training will be provided prior to the election.

Application forms for an Election Judge can be found below or at the Tower City Hall. If you have questions, please call the City Hall at 218-753-4070. Applications must be submitted to the Clerk/Treasurer.

For the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, election judges are (provided they meet the election judge qualifications and have received the required election judge training by the date of the General Election):

Pamela Abrahamson, Terri Joki-Martin, Julie Johnson, Marjorie Johnson, Shawn Gawboy, Mandy Northup.