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Absentee Voting For November Election Begins Today

If you are going to be gone over election day, now is the time to plan ahead and vote absentee.

While the election in November may seem a long time away, it's not too early to look at your calendar and plan ahead when it comes to voting. While Minnesota doesn't offer early voting, those who will be unable to vote on election day can vote anytime starting Friday until the day before the election.

There are four reasons to vote absentee:

1. If you will be absent on election day. [Think that cruise you might be taking come November or college students who go to school away from home.]

2. If you are ill or disabled.

3. If you are an election judge in another precinct.

4. If you will be observing a religious holiday.

According to the City of Golden Valley's website, there are two ways that you can apply to vote absentee:

By Mail: Mail in your application for absentee ballot or pick one up at City Hall starting 45 days before the election. Send completed applications to Golden Valley City Hall or fax them to 763-593-3969. The ballot will be mailed as soon as the completed application is received.

In Person: Apply and vote at City Hall during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), on the Saturday afternoon before the election (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), or on the Monday evening before the election (until 5 p.m.).

Bring your ID or driver's license with a current name and address, or a current utility bill with a current address.

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