Welcome to the Summer Edition of MNRAAA news. I hope you will enjoy reading about recent “happenings” at MNRAAA as well as upcoming opportunities and events.
A significant opportunity will be voting in the upcoming elections. 2018 will be the first election in Minnesota since 1978 that both U.S. Senate seats and the governorship will be on the ballot in the same year. In addition to the Senate seats, Governor and Lt. Governor, Minnesotans will be voting for their member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Attorney General, State Representative, and Judicial offices. Some Minnesotans will also be voting for their local county officers, city officers, school board members, township officers, et al.
There are several significant dates before we reach General Election Day:
August 14 – PRIMARY ELECTION
- Vote early by mail or in person from June 29 – August 13
- Register in advance by July 24 to save time on Primary Election Day
November 6 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY
- Vote early by mail or in person from September 21 – November 5
- Register in advance by October 16 to save time on Election Day
To learn about how you can vote early by mail or in person, or who qualifies to have an agent pick up their ballot; how to track your absentee ballot; how to view a sample ballot; where to vote on election day; and a multitude of other election-related information go to the Secretary of State’s website at sos.state.mn.us and click on “Elections and Voting”. If you are unable to access the website, you can call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433 for additional information.
To quote the Dalai Lama “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito”. Every vote counts!