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Early voting open for August elections
Absentee voting is now open for the August 14 primary election, as well as the St. Paul Ward 4 special election on that date. Minnesota no longer requires voters to give a reason for casting an absentee vote. For the last week of the period, true early voting (no ballot envelopes, just putting your ballot directly into the counter) will be available. See Ramsey County Elections for information on these voting methods.
Many campaigns are promoting early voting. But if you have time, it will probably help to see all the races on your ballot. We have many, including some judicial-seat primaries, and voting unprepared can lead to missing a chance to vote on some of the less-advertised races. Information on all candidates is now posted at the Secretary of States polling-place finder, which also has PDF images of actual ballots available to download.
As shown on the map below, state Senate District 66 (SD66) lies along the west end of the northern border of St. Paul, and includes the cities of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale, and most of Roseville.
SD66 is represented in the Minnesota State Legislature by:
Map source: the Legislatures Geographic Information Services.