Why MCEA will be closed on Election Day
November 7th, 2022
Aaron Klemz, MCEA's Chief Strategy Officer
Why is MCEA closed on November 8th?
Because today is Election Day! MCEA closes our office and gives our staff Election Day off so that they can participate in our democracy as voters, election judges, and other roles that involve encouraging people to vote. MCEA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that doesn’t (and cannot) endorse candidates. But we know how important voting is, and how important democracy is. Please join MCEA and vote!
Here are some resources to help you make a plan to vote:
- Since this is the first election after redistricting, your voting location and candidates on the ballot may have changed. Check your voting location and sample ballot on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
- If you haven’t registered to vote, or have moved recently, you can register at your polling location on Election Day. Bring proof of your identity and residence if you are registering. Under Minnesota law, you can prove your identity and residence in several ways, including bringing another person to the polls that will vouch for you. Learn more about same-day registration here.
- If you submitted an absentee ballot, you can check to make sure it has been accepted. If it hasn’t been for whatever reason, you can still cast a ballot on election day at your normal polling location.
- If you are having trouble voting or need assistance, there is help available. Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE or use the Election Protection website to reach a trained volunteer who can help you. You can text, call, or message and someone will help you.
Election Day is so important that MCEA takes a one-day break from our usual work to ensure that our staff can fully participate. Please join us, and we hope these resources will help make it easy. Minnesota led the nation in voting in the last election, let’s do it again!