Did you know that more than 35 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote in 2016? Less than half of those people cast a ballot in the election that year. If more people with disabilities vote in 2020, we will be able to show the power of the disability community!

The Arc Minnesota wants everyone to know how important it is to vote. When you vote, you are choosing elected officials who will make decisions about issues that have an impact on your life. By voting, you have a chance to shape policies that will affect the entire community.   

We believe in the self-advocacy movement motto, “nothing about us without us”, and that includes voting! We want you to feel empowered to vote, so we made this toolkit to make sure you are ready for the elections this year. 

Scroll down to access information about voter registration, important election dates, how to vote early, how to vote on Election Day, and voting tools for self-advocates and the Arc MN regional offices & non-profits. Learn more about the voting process below!

This video reviews important election dates leading up to the primaries, how to early vote, and more voting information on how to exercise your civil right to vote!

Important Election Dates

Last Day to Register for Early Voting in the Primary Election

  • June 21, 2020

Last Day to Early Vote by Absentee Ballot for the Primary Election

  • August 10, 2020

Primary Election Day

  • August 11, 2020

First Day to Early Vote by Absentee Ballot for the General Election

  • September 18, 2020

National Voter Registration Day

  • September 22, 2020

Last Day to Register for Early Voting in the General Election

  • October 13, 2020

Last Day to Early Vote by Absentee Ballot for the General Election

  • November 2, 2020

General Election Day

  • November 3, 2020

Virtual Town Hall with Secretary of State Steve Simon

On July 16th, the Arc and other members of REV UP MN hosted a Virtual Town Hall with Secretary of State Steve Simon. You can access a recording of the webinar to learn about registration, early voting, polling place accessibility, ballot marking machines, curbside voting, and more. 

Virtual Town Hall with Secretary of State Steve Simon

Last Thursday, The Arc Minnesota and other members of REV UP MN hosted a Virtual Town Hall. We were joined by Secretary of State Steve Simon. You can watch a recording of the webinar to learn about registration, early voting, polling place accessibility, ballot marking machines, curbside voting, and more. #20in20 #REVUP #REVUPMN #disabilityvote

Posted by The Arc Minnesota on Friday, July 24, 2020

General Election Video

This video reviews important election dates leading up to the General Election and more information on how to exercise your civil right to vote!

This is the pdf of the presentation used in the “Pre-General Election Important Dates & Voting Resources” video above. In the description of the YouTube video, you can access the links mentioned in the presentation.

General Election Dates + voting resources video presentation