The State General Election is only a couple weeks away. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm on Tuesday, November 8th. Whether you are new to the Greater Longfellow area or a long-time resident, redistricting means voting might look a little different for you this year. We’ve complied information and resources to help you make a voting day plan for in-person voting, early voting, or mail-in voting.
Greater Longfellow Residents are in Wards 2, 9 and 12. The City of Minneapolis has several Ward maps that can help you figure out what ward you are in.
Early in-person voting opens 46 days before an election. Any Minneapolis voter may choose to vote early. Find these early voting locations on the City of Minneapolis website.
Two Southside locations open for early voting on November 1st. Find operating hours on the website.
South Minneapolis Service Center
2215 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Bethel Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
If you are registered to vote at your current address, you do not need to bring anything to vote in person.
You can register to vote at an early voting location.
You must show proof of residence before voting if:
- You need to register or update your registration
- You have not voted in the last four years
Voting by mail
You can vote by mail, by returning your ballot using the postage-paid envelope. We recommend mailing your ballot back at least 7 days before Election Day. Ballots returned by mail must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
If you are dropping off your mail ballot in-person, in order for it to count, you must bring it to the City of Minneapolis office at 980 E. Hennepin Avenue by 3 p.m. on Election Day. You can choose to vote at your polling place with a new ballot instead.
You can vote in person as long as they have not yet received and counted your mail ballot. When you get to your polling place, poll workers will check if it has been counted. If it has not been counted, you will be given a new ballot. Your mail ballot will be canceled and will not count (even if it’s received later). Any questions or changes to your ballot, contact Elections & Voter Services
Find your Polling Place
You can find your polling place online on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Several polling places for the Greater Longfellow area are listed here. This is not an all-encompassing list, so if you’re not sure what your polling place is, look it up.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 31st St. E
Longfellow High School
3017 31st St. E
3435 36th Ave S
St. Peder’s Lutheran Church
4600 42nd St. E
Hiawatha Collegiate High School
3500 28th St. E
2318 29th Ave S
What’s on the Ballot?
Find a sample ballot based on your address on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. The League of Women Voters has a good nonpartisan guide with further information about the offices up for election and the candidates running including their party information.
All voters will have these races on their general election ballot:
- U.S. Representative
- Governor & Lt. Governor
- Secretary of State
- State Auditor
- Attorney General
- State Senator
- State Representative
- Judicial seats
Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot:
- County Officials
- City Officers
- School Board Members
- Township Officers
- Local ballot questions