Voter Assistance

Let election staff or election judges know that you need assistance:

  • To read or mark a ballot.
  • To obtain a magnifying device or a chair to use in the voting booth.
  • To vote at the curb.
  • To use an AutoMARK voter assist terminal.

Voting Machines for People with Disabilities

Each polling place is equipped with an OmniBallot ballot marking device that makes it easier for people with disabilities to vote independently and privately. On Election Day, let an election judge know that you need to use the OmniBallot to mark your ballot. The OmniBallot Judge will demonstrate how to use it.

When using the machine, voters will have the option to listen to an audio version of the ballot through earphones or view the ballot on a screen that has options for reverse contrast and larger type. The audio description can be used alone or in conjunction with a screen version of the ballot. The vote will be recorded by touch screen, key pad or other adaptive method.

Voting When You Fear For Your Safety

Please visit Safe at Home: An Address Confidentiality if you wish to vote but fear for your safety if your address were to be disclosed in voter records. 

Time Off to Vote

In a state or federal election, every employee has the right to be excused from work to vote the morning of Election Day without penalty or loss of salary or wages per Minnesota Statute 204C.04.