News: Hennepin County voters to check-in using iPads on Election Day

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Media contact: Ginny Gelms, Hennepin County elections manager, 612-348-9289
Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County voters to check-in using iPads on Election Day

Elections officials will check-in voters using a secure e-poll book system in all Hennepin County cities that have elections. 

This is the first year that the city of Minneapolis will use e-poll book iPads to check-in voters.

Link to Elections YouTube Video


In the 2016 election, more than 356,000 Hennepin County voters successfully checked-in using e-poll books in 44 Hennepin County cities.

With the new e-poll book system, voters can choose any line to check-in. They no longer need to find the specific line designated by their last name.

Paper records will be available at all polling places as back-up, and election judges will use the paper back-ups in the case of technical difficulties, to ensure voting continues.

The voter registration information in the e-poll books is never connected to the ballot counting machines or results reporting process. The two systems function independently and never transfer information among each other.

To check if there is an election in their area and to find the appropriate polling place, voters can view a sample ballot from the Secretary of State’s website. View sample ballot.

For more information about elections in Hennepin County, visit

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