Early Voting Begins in Minneapolis: the 2021 Voter Guide

Tuesday, November 2 is election day in Minneapolis, but early voting in the city has already begun! Read on to learn more about what is on the ballot, information about how to cast a ballot, and what the candidate’s positions are on key housing questions. 

What’s on the ballot

Residents of the city can now submit their ballots to elect the next Mayor, City Council, Park and Recreation Board, and Board of Estimate and Taxation. There are also three City Questions on the ballot that would amend the Minneapolis City Charter on topics related to government structure, public safety, and rent control.

You can see a list of the candidates and exact language of each City Question on the Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services website

How you can vote

On election day: On election day, you can vote at your local polling location from 7am until 8pm. If your voter registration is current, you do not need to bring identification. If you are voting for the first time or need to update your registration you can do that at your polling location by showing proof of residence

Early in person voting: Starting September 17, any Minneapolis voter may vote early at the Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services building at 980 East Hennepin Ave

Mail voting: Request a mail in ballot by filling out an Absentee Ballot Application. Make sure to mail your ballot back at least 7 days before Election Day to make sure it arrives in time to be counted! 

Housing policy in the 2021 election

Neighbors for More Neighbors officially supports voting Yes on City Question 3 authorizing City Council to enact rent control policies. We stand up for secure, abundant homes for everyone. We believe voting Yes on this question will allow local elected officials to enact policies that help renters remain secure in their housing. 

Neighbors for More Neighbors does not explicitly endorse candidates for office, but we do provide educational resources. To see where the City Council, Park Board, and Mayoral candidates stand on important housing issues facing Minneapolis, check out the 2021 Minneapolis Candidate Housing Questionnaire we put together earlier this year.