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This is how President Obama uses free tacos to get people voting

President Barack Obama has some urgent stuff to tell you about tacos – oh, and voting.

President Barack Obama has some urgent stuff to tell you about tacos – oh, and voting.

Take a look at this gif of the president, which shows how excited the prospect of free tacos gets him.

At a rally in Ohio on Monday, the president brought up the fact that everyone gets a free bite from Taco Bell thanks to the Cleveland Indians.

He's referring to the fact that the chain is giving out free tacos if/when a base is stolen during the World Series. Since Indians player Francisco Lindor did just that, you can get a free Doritos Locos Tacos on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd from 2pm to 6pm.

But then, in a very slick segue, the president hits you right in the beef or chicken-filled stomach:

"If you can find the time to get a free taco, then you can find the time to go vote," Obama said.

Obama urged Ohioans to exercise their right to vote early. A majority of the states allow you to vote early with no valid excuse, including Minnesota, according to this infograph.

HOW to vote early

If you have done nothing besides eat tacos during the last few weeks, it's okay, you can still vote.

If you want to skip the lines and vote early, you will need to go to the correct county election office and fill out an absentee ballot in person. You can find your local office using this link.

If you are registered the office will have your records, but if you're not, you should bring something from this list to show proof of residence.

Voting on the actual election day is the same procedure, basically.

First, find out where you can vote using the polling locator on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

If you are already registered to vote, go to the polling place you found above on Tuesday, Nov. 8 between 7am and 8pm. Although make sure you check the hours of your particular polling place (some might open as late at 10am).

If you plan to vote on election day but you are not registered, then you should bring one thing from this list.

WHY vote early?

If you vote early, you skip the chaotic and possibly long lines at the polling places.

Also, if you vote early, you'll be a part of history. This is the first year that Minnesotans are allowed to vote as absentees without having a valid excuse for a presidential election.

Not to mention, early voting has reached record numbers, with more than 300,000 people having already cast their ballot.

To find more election news, information about voting, and different Minnesota events leading up to the 2016 election, head to Go Vote MN.

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