New District Lines Causes Precinct Confusion

By KBJR News 1

July 26, 2012 Updated Jul 26, 2012 at 8:58 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- We're just a of couple weeks away from Minnesota's Primary Election. But when you head out to vote on August 14th, you might be casting your ballot at a different polling place.

New district lines were formed earlier this year to reflect the most recent census data.

And for voters that means a couple of different things. One, where you live may now be considered a different district, and two, where you're used to voting may have changed.

The secretary of state's office has mailed out blue cards to voters across the state, alerting them to any changes.

There was some incorrect information mailed to a handful of Duluth voters recently, regarding polling locations, but the Duluth city clerk says they'll be mailed new information with a correction.

"If you had any change affecting your polling site location, you get a little card; everything else stays remains the same if you did not get a card. The few precincts that had a mix up will get another personal letter sent to them," said Jeff Cox.

If you want to double check your polling location, you can do so on the secretary of state's website.

Minnesota voters can find their polling place here:

http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/