13th Ward Fall Update

13th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Member Linea Palmisano
Visit us at www.minneapolismn.gov/ward13

October 24, 2014

Contact Information

Council Member Linea Palmisano
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.673.2213

Emily Ziring, Senior Policy Aide

Ken Dahler, Policy Aide

Every Day Is Election Day at City Hall

November 4th will be here before we know it! If you're a Minneapolis voter, avoid the lines by voting early at City Hall, open every day (including weekends) until Election Day. Visit this link to view the hours for in-person absentee voting at City Hall.

There is a lot on our ballots this year, covering statewide races for US Senator and Governor, in addition to Minneapolis School Board, Hennepin County Judges and two proposed amendments to our City Charter (amongst several other races). View your sample ballot here.

Help Our Students Vote On Election Day

Since 2004, in partnership with the Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis City Elections Department, Kids Voting Minneapolis (KVM) has offered Minneapolis K-12 students the opportunity to go to the polls on Election Day with their parents and vote. Students vote in their own voting booth on their own ballot and get rewarded with their own “I Voted” sticker. This authentic voting experience furthers civic education and helps students understand the important right and responsibility of voting in this democracy. For this to happen, KVM needs 300 community volunteers who staff the 123 city precinct polling places to assist students as they vote. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity, just 3 hours (2:00-5:00 or 5:00-8:00 p.m.) on Election Day, plus a convenient 1 hr. training session. And it’s fun!  If you are able to help, please visit www.bit.ly/KVM2014 and fill out the simple Google form or contact the KVM Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Williams, at sarah@kidsvotingminneapolis.org.

See you at the polls!