Elections 2018

It's a busy time in Minnesota politics!  

It is essential that nonprofits make sure we're doing our part in supporting the work to build and deepen community power. We are all stronger when our democracy is strong. 

We are stronger when communities are using their voice and power to shape and change the systems that impact them every day -- especially communities that have been historically disenfranchised and silenced. 

Election Calendar 
MCN hosts a nonprofit election calendar where you can find information about public forums, debates, and community events with legislators -- all the places nonprofits can be engaged to educate, inform, and question candidates. Check out the calendar below! 

Who's on the ballot
MinnPost is tracking who's running in statewide elections. The Secretary of State's website also has a complete list of candidates for office through their candidate finder. 

Nonprofit Election Training
Each nonprofit is unique in what voter activities it can and wants to carry out. It takes time to develop and implement voter activities. Register for MCN's virtual training on Tuesday, August 14 at 1:00 p.m. to learn how your nonprofit can build power this election cycle. 

Pledge to Vote Program
The Pledge to Vote program provides your nonprofit with everything needed to register eligible voters and encourage those who are already registered to turn out and vote.

When you sign up, you'll receive educational materials (stickers, window clings, and more!) and each voter you engage will reach a postcard or text message in November. Materials are available in multiple languages. Sign up today for the Pledge to Vote program. 

Key dates your organization can use to start planning: 

State primary election: August 14 

National Voter Registration Day: September 25
Last day to pre-register for general election: October 16 
General Election Day: November 6 
And, of course, 2020 Census: April 1, 2020 

Join us post-election for the Annual Conference in November where we'll gather to understand what happened and what's next for nonprofits and government partnerships in the new political environment. 

If you would like an event added to the calendar, contact Taylor Putz.



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