August 11th is the Minnesota State Primary. Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. If you are in line at 8:00 PM you’ll be able to vote. An Election Judge will come out pick up voting signs and be the last person in line at 8 pm until the line comes into the building, if that is the case, then they will lock the door to entry.
If you enter a polling location without a mask you will not be barred from voting. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer, and masks available if you want one. Voters will be socially distanced so mind the stickers on the floor.
If you are unsure of your polling location use the link below. Plan ahead of time where it is. Your poll location might not be in the same place it was last time so make sure by clicking the link. Also plan for extra time to vote. Employers must allow you to go to vote, just let them know you are leaving.
Vote for Sia Lo & Jason Lewis
Sia Lo is the Endorsed Republican Candidate for MN’s Congressional District 4 (CD 4). He does have primary challengers so it is important to make sure he wins. Sia knows what it is to live in a place freedom is not taken for granted. So make sure Sia is your Freedom Fighter on the November 3rd ballot.
Jason Lewis, former Congressman from MN Congressional District 2 is the Endorsed Republican US Senate Candidate. Jason Lewis has primary challengers too so make sure he is your Freedom Fighter on the November 3rd ballot as well.
Vote For Mikki Murray
Mikki Murray is the Endorsed Republican Candidate in MN House District 66B. She does not have a primary challenger, neither does the MN Senate District 66 Endorsed Republican Candidate Greg Copeland, but in the infinite wisdom of Ramsey County Elections Office they list Mikki Murray but not Greg Copeland nor his opponent Senator John Marty.
Wuhan Virus Precautions at the Polling Location
The Wuhan Virus aka Covid 19 has made voting in the Primary a bit different this year. Many people have opted for either voting early or by absentee ballot (Mail in ballots are not absentee ballots, a distinction in a future article).
Here is a video directed to Election Judges from Ramsey County Elections. It shows the precautions they will take and what voters can expect at their polling location.
Once again you can vote if you are maskless, if an election judge or someone else gives you an issue make a note of it. Please keep your voting experience peaceful, do not stoop to the level of an agitator.
Election Judges Needed for General Election!!!
Election judges who are Republicans are still needed for the General Election. Due to the excessive cleaning involved in polling locations more election judges are needed, especially Republicans.
- I have to take a pay cut to work the election. Employers and unions will usually give you time off to be an election judge and often will make up the difference in salary of what election judges make in a day. An Election Judge will make $170 in a day.
- It is too time consuming. When there are enough election judges sometimes you can do a half day of work as an election judge. Currently there aren’t enough balance of Republicans to Democrats to staff a polling location. So when you sign up you will most likely have to be there from 6 am to 9pm. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.
You can schedule a time for lunch and dinner, bring snacks, and something to read at your break. No phones nor mobile internet devices are allowed in the polling location, so on your break you can check up on email and such.
The best thing about being an election judge is the fellowship with fellow judges. No political talk is allowed at the polling location. So it is a chance to get to know the people you work with.
So get paid and be a part of the Solution, Election Judge Sign up