Election Day Voters Should Plan Ahead

By KBJR News 1

Election Day Voters Should Plan Ahead

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- With Election Day just around the corner, people who intend to vote in the Presidential General Election on November 6, should plan ahead.

The City of Duluth says that if you are not registered to vote, you will not be allowed to vote on election day unless you bring an allowable means of identification specified by Minnesota Statues.

Identification that is allowed include:

- a valid Minnesota driver's license, learner's permit, Minnesota ID card or authorized Tribal ID (or receipt) showing their Duluth address in the precinct.

- A bill for electric, natural gas, water, solid waste, telephone or cable television service with a due date within 30 days of election day that contains the voter's name and current Duluth address. As well as one of the following that contains the voter's name and photograph: Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota ID card, US passport, US military ID card, ID card of a post-secondary educational institution in Minnesota, Tribal ID.

- The oath of a registered voter in the same precint who can vouch for the person's residence, by signing an oath before the election judge stating that he or she personally knows that the individual is a resident of the same precint. A voter who has been vouched for on election day may not sign a proof of resident oath for any other individual on election day.

For college students, they may use a current student fee statement that contains the student's valid Duluth address in the precinct together with a picture identification card, or if a student lives in campus housing and is correctly listed on the housing list issued to the election judges for that precint. The student would need to present a current student picture identification card.

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