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How, when and where you can vote in Tuesday's mid-terms in Minnesota

A quick guide to exercising your democratic right on Nov. 6.

The mid-terms are just a few days away, and while there have been a record number of early voters and absentee ballots submitted, there are still plenty of Minnesotans who intend to cast their vote in person this coming Tuesday.

As such, here's what you need to know before you go to the polls on Nov. 6.

Do I need to register to vote?

Well yes, obviously you do, but you don't have to do it ahead of time. If you're eligible to vote, you can register at your polling station on Election Day.

But in order to register, you need to bring an ID with you, such as a driver's license of Minnesota ID card that shows both your name and address.

If you don't have an ID that shows your address, then bring a picture ID card and a document showing your current name or address, such as a utilities or internet bill, a mortgage or rental document, or a banking or credit card bill.

You can also go with a registered voter who can confirm your address by signing an oath that "vouches" for you. See the Secretary of State website for more information on how to register at the polling place.

Where can I vote?

Polling places are dotted all across the state and you can find yours by putting your address into this search engine from the Secretary of State, which will then give you a list of nearby polling places and information on what electoral districts you're in.

Click here to find your polling place.

What times can I vote?

Election voting will be open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

You can vote later than 8 p.m. provided you get in line to vote before the 8 p.m. cutoff.

Towns with fewer than 500 registered voters can open later, at 10 a.m. but most choose to open earlier.

Who's on my ballot?

There are a number of races to make selections on this year. There are local referendums on schools and new ordinances, county commissioner elections, elections for the Minnesota House of Representatives, the election for Minnesota's new governor, and the congressional races for the U.S. House and Senate.

You can see who's on your ballot by using the What's On My Ballot feature on the Secretary of State website.

You can find BMTN's 2018 elections coverage right here on Flipboard.

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