September 11, 2006

Vote

Tuesday, September 12th is Primary Election Day.

If your state or locality has primary elections, "exercise your franchise" and vote on September 12th.

Results in the primaries often factor into a candidates decision to continue to the November elections.

In Minnesota, there are several important Congressional and Senatorial (both State and Federal) races as well as the race for Governor.

For information on where to vote, who's running and how to register in Minnesota the Secretary of State page is very helpful.

In Minnesota you may only vote a single party on the primary ballot. This means, you may only vote for all Independents, all Republicans, all Democrats etc. on your ballot or else the ballot is invalid. I really dislike the one party primary ballot in my state, but that's the rule. Minnesotans: Choose your party wisely.

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Several states have laws requiring employers to give voting-eligible employees time off work to vote if their work schedule conflicts with the polling place hours. In Minnesota, employees may take time off work during the morning of election day without penalty or deduction in salary or wages because of the absence. (Minnesota Statute 204C.04).

3 Comments:

Blogger Kyrie said...

I stopped by your site because I'm gathering the permalinks for this section of the 2,996 project.

But I had to stop and read this post. You've got me in tears too.

God bless you and your family.

Kyrie

September 13, 2006 8:24 AM  
Blogger Kyrie said...

Okay, I'm a dummie, I meant to put that comment in the post ABOVE this one....sorry!

September 13, 2006 8:25 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Kyrie: That's ok! Thank you for stopping by.

September 13, 2006 10:40 AM  

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