Information about Minnesota’s voting process in American Sign Language (ASL). Original content is provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State Office. These videos were produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH).
[Opening with the State of Minnesota seal in the background. ASL narrator Sarah Houge appears, with the following words visible on the screen, “Find Your Polling Place. Produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. Sarah begins to sign, the CC begins and the voiceover begins.]
[Background: Minnesota Votes website. A moving arrow demonstrates the navigation to finding your polling place.]
You can use the Minnesota Votes website to find your polling place. If you don’t have access to a computer or the Internet, your county elections office will be able to help you.
[Background: Minnesota Votes’ Election Day Voting page]
To find your polling place, go to the Minnesota Votes website. Look for how to find your polling place. It should be easy to find. If not, use the search box on the top, right side of the website. In addition, MNCDHH’s website also has the direct link to the tool to find your polling place.
[Background: Minnesota Votes’ Polling Place Finder page]
There are two ways to look up where you vote. Either:
• Enter your zip code and click “Go”; or
• Choose the name of your county, from the drop down list then click on “Go”. It will then ask you for the city in which you live. Choose it from the drop down menu, then click “Go” again.
On the next screen, enter your house number and choose the name of your street from the drop down menu. If you have an unusual address, like 325 ½ , choose the suffix from the drop down menu. Then click on “Go”.
[Background: Polling place information page]
The final screen confirms the information you entered on the left and gives you the following information on the right:
• The date of the next election you can vote in,
• The location of your polling place, and
• The name of your precinct
• There is a green link underneath that will bring you to maps to your polling place.
Below all of this there is a shaded box that tells you the voting districts you live in: Congressional, Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House, etc.
Below that there is a green link that you can click to see a list of the candidates who will be on your ballot. There is also a blue link to an image of what your ballot will actually look like.
For more information, go to the Minnesota Votes website.
[MNCDHH logo is shown. Video ends.]