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Voter outreach materials


The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State offers a range of nonpartisan voter education materials for use in community outreach. Download and print the items below, or include on websites, social media and email. Many items are available for online ordering and shipping at no cost.

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Voter registration applications

Download and print copies for a voter registration drive or other outreach effort.

The deadline to register in advance online is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18. Paper applications must be received by 5 p.m. on that same day. 

If a voter is not able to register in advance by this deadline, please instruct them how to register on Election Day instead. 

 

Absentee ballot applications 

Download and print copies for voters who want to vote by mail. Any voter in Minnesota can vote early by absentee ballot, regardless of whether they will be home on Election Day. 

 

Factsheets

Download and print these factsheets (5.5” x 8.5”), or use on websites, social media and email.  


 

 Vote 2016 Overview Card Vote 2016 Overview Card

This card (5.5” x 8.5”) highlights key election dates, eligibility requirements and important voter tools at mnvotes.org.

Include as an email attachment or order a quantity at no charge for distribution.

 


 

Register to Vote Poster “Register to Vote Here” Poster

This poster (22” x 26”) highlights voter eligibility requirements. Display at voter registration drives at businesses, nonprofits, events and colleges.


 

window clings Vote 2016 Window Cling

Colorful, self-adhesive cling (7" x 7") promotes “Vote November 8” and mnvotes.org. Ideal for doors and windows at businesses, nonprofits, retail locations and campuses.

 ORDER FREE COPIES


 

Videos

Share these videos on websites, social media, email, other e-communications and at events.


go vote web ad

 

 Promotional web ad

  • Drive your audiences to online voter registration and education information by posting this 400 x 296 online cube ad on your website. Link the ad to mnvotes.org.

  • Right click on image and select 'save as' to download. 

 

 


 

Sample employee emails

Customize the emails below and send to your employees using the recommended dates below to prepare and encourage them to vote.

Employees living in Minnesota

Employees who are Minnesota residents but temporarily residing in another state

  • September 1 — provides election overview and absentee ballot information

  • Week of October 17 — provides reminder to return absentee ballots by Election Day

Employees who are Minnesota residents based outside the U.S. (temporarily or indefinitely)

  • August 1 — provides election overview and encourages voter to request an absentee ballot

  • October 1 — provides reminder to return absentee ballots by Election Day

 

Social media samples

Customize and brand these postings for your social media platforms.

  • September 23, Absentee Ballots Are Available
    Save time on Election—vote early by mail or in person. bit.ly/1t1uiF8 #mnvotes

  • September 27, National Voter Registration Day
    What’s that sound? It’s voters across the country registering on National Voter Registration Day! Register today http://bit.ly/1YrOMDm #mnvotes 

  • October 11, One Week to Voter Pre-Registration Deadline
    You can register online to vote through Oct. 18. bit.ly/1Zjsodu #mnvotes

  • November 1, One Week to Election Day
    You can register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. Find your polling place and see what you’ll need to register. bit.ly/1t6jk1L #mnvotes