Know Your Rights



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As a voter in Minnesota, you have many rights - get to know them.

If you have a job, you have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time.

If you are at the polls and standing in line, you have the right to vote if you are in line to vote anytime before 8pm.

If you have not registered to vote, you have the right to register on Election Day if you can show the required proof of residence.

You have the right to orally confirm who you are and to ask another person to sign for you if you cannot sign your name.

You have the right to ask anyone for help, except for an agent of your employer or union.

You have the right to bring your children with you to vote at the polls.

If you have served a felony conviction, you can vote after you finish all parts of your sentence, including any probation, parole, or supervised release.

You have the right to vote if you are under a guardianship, unless a judge has revoked your right to vote.

You have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence your vote.

You have the right to a replacement ballot if you make a mistake on your ballot before you cast it.

You have the right to file a written complaint at your polling place if you are unhappy with the way an election is being run.

You have the right to take a sample ballot into the voting booth.

You have the right to take a copy of the Voter’s Bill of Rights into the voting booth.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State by visiting mnvotes.org or calling 1-877-600-VOTE.

Credits:
The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing thank:

Regina Daniels for ASL talent.
Patty McCutcheon for voiceover.
Keystone Interpreting Solutions for film production.
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