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It's a big election year. Are you ready?

Across the country, all members of the House of Representatives and some Senators are up for re-election. So are all Minnesota State Senators, Representatives, and candidates for statewide office. Whoever is elected on November 8 will make key decisions as our communities tackle the housing crisis.

Simply put, elections matter, this election matters, and your voice matters. Here is what you need to know to participate in the 2022 Election:

  • Election Day is November 8, and you can vote early starting September 23—mark your calendars now!

  • Visit mnvotes.org where you can:

    • Check your registration status

    • Register to vote

    • Find your polling place

    • See your sample ballot

    • Learn about voting early

    • and more!

  • Make a voting plan that works for you. Everyone in Minnesota can vote absentee by mail, which is a safe and secure way to vote during the ongoing pandemic. You can also vote early in-person at your county or city elections office.

  • Research your candidates and get housing on the ballot. Engage candidates as they campaign. Ask them questions about homeownership, share your own experience, and express your values to make housing a top priority. Use our Candidate Conversation Guide to get started—keep this on your fridge or by your front door!

2023 Elections Resource Center

We've compiled a bunch of resources to help you with voting in 2023. Check it out!

It's a big election year. Are you ready?

This year is a local elections year. You can vote on who you want to represent you in city hall, on the school board, and more! It might not feel as big as a presidential election year, but your local decision-makers can have the biggest impact on your day-to-day life. That’s especially true when it comes to housing. Don’t miss this opportunity to vote for leaders who share your values—like expanding affordable homeownership!

Countdown to Election Day 2023









Here is our step-by-step guide for making your voting plan:

2023 Election Timeline

Sept 19

National Voter Registration Day

In Minnesota, you can register online or on paper. But if you forget, you can also register at the polls.

Sept 19

Sept 22

Early Voting Begins

You can request your absentee ballot or start voting Early In-Person (through Nov. 6).

Oct. 17

Pre-Election Day Registration Closes

Last day before Election Day to register to vote online or update your voter registration online to save yourself time at the polls. But don't sweat it if you miss the deadline—you can also register on Election Day! If you're registering on Election Day, make sure you're prepared.

Oct. 17

Oct. 31

Mail Your Ballot

If you're voting absentee, we recommend you mail in your absentee ballot by this date at the latest. Your ballot won't be counted if it's received after Election Day. You can also return your absentee ballot in person at your polling place no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Nov. 6

Day before Election Day

This is your last day to vote early in person!

Nov. 6


Election Day

Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can register at the polls if you haven't already (find what you'll need to register in person here). If mailing in your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election day. You can also return your absentee ballot in-person at your polling place on election day.

Read our Elections Blogs

Learn even more about voting in our Elections blogs below.

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