In case you haven't heard -  there's an election coming up!  Experts predict that the election on Tuesday, November 8 could go down as having one of the highest voter turn-outs ever.

In advance of election day, officials with St. Louis County - specifically, County Auditor Don Dicklich - offer the following answers to frequenty-asked-questions:

  • Who needs to pre-register:  Anyone who hasn't voted in the last four years.  In addition, those persons who have changed their name or address since they last voted.  Registering prior to election day can take place online.
  • How to register on election day:  If you plan on registering at your polling place on election day, you must bring along a valid photo I.D. - such as a drivers license or learners permit; state, tribal, military or veterans I.D.; or college or high school I.D.    If the I.D. isn't current, voters should also bring along proof of residency - like a utility, rent/mortgage or credit card bill that lists the current address.  A registered voter from that precinct can also vouch for them.
  • How and where to vote by absentee ballot:  You can submit an absentee ballot anytime before November 7.  No reason needs to be declared.  Registered voters can request a ballot by mail by contacting the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office.  Voters can also fill out an absentee ballot in person by going to their Town Hall in the following communities:  Aurora, Babbitt, Biwabik, Buhl, Chisholm, Cook, Duluth, Ely, Eveleth, Gilbert, Hermantown, Hibbing, Hoyt Lakes, Mountain Iron, Rice Lake, Tower, Virginia and White Township.  All other residents of St. Louis County can cast an absentee ballot at the County Auditors Office in the Courthouse in Duluth or the Northland Office Building in Virginia.
  • How to find a polling place:  The Secretary of State's website has a poll finder available.  You can also call 218-726-2385.