THE 2018 ELECTION
LVWMn’s State House of Representative Candidate Testimonials now available.
LWVB Updates their popular “Voter’s Information Guide”
Two years ago, the Bloomington League of Women Voters developed the “Voter’s Info Guide.” Based on its popularity, we have created the “2018 Voter's Info Guide” which provides more information about the primary and the candidates for the November elections in Bloomington precincts. Print it out and bring it to the polls with you.
Recent election stories from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"Minnesota routinely boasts the highest voter turnout in the nation .... Minnesota is home to four of the nation’s most competitive Congressional races, which are expected to attract major spending from outside political groups." - Minnesota Star Tribune
What offices will be on the Bloomington 2018 Election Day ballot?
U.S. Senator & U.S. Senator -special election
U.S. Representative District 3
Governor & Lt. Governor
State Representatives for districts 49B, 50A and 50B
Secretary of State
Justices and Judges
County Sheriff, County Attorney
SAMPLE BALLOT FOR YOUR PRECINCT (click)
HOW TO REGISTER
Not sure if you are registered to vote? Look here under FAQs.
General election: Pre-register on or before October 16.
WHERE TO VOTE
Use your zip code to find your polling place, and a map.
VOTE EARLY (ABSENTEE VOTING by mail or in person)
Absentee and early voting opens for general election September 21. for more information, click on More information
IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY
If you have a disability, you can get assistance. The City of Bloomington web site has helpful information under FAQs.
Volunteer to participate in LWVb’s door-to-door voter registration Monday, Sept. 29 10am-1pm
The #1 most effective way to connect with voters is to do so by going door-to-door.
Did we mention coffee and bagels?
Women Shatter Records In 2018 Primary Elections
More women won their primaries for the House and Senate than ever before. See article by HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief.
VOLUNTEER AS AN ELECTION JUDGE
1. Volunteer to be a Student Election Judge Trainee. With the approval of their parents and school, students age 16 or 17 can work in places on Election Day - and get paid!
2. The City of Bloomington needs judges affiliated with a major political party.
3. Bloomington also needs multilingual election judges.
Interested residents can download an application form at electionjudgeapplication.
SAVE These dates
Friday, September 21 Absentee and early voting opens.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-8:30pm MN State Representative Candidate Forum (see top of this page)
Oct 16 - Last day to pre-register for the general election in November
Nov. 6 - Election Day. Polls are open from 7am - 8pm.
More information at the StarTribune Election Calendar 2018.
Details and other upcoming events on our Events page.
LWV BLOOMINGTON: YOUR VOTE, YOUR VOICE
The League of Women Voters Bloomington is a non-partisan, political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
LWVB never endorses any political candidate or party.
The Bloomington League has a long history in the community and is a resource for questions about issues, candidates, voting procedures, and resident involvement.
We meet regularly throughout the year, and coordinate candidate forums, community service projects, informational events, and other activities.