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Voter outreach and engagement

Get involved! Help promote voting and voter registration by becoming an election judge, conducting voter registration drives, sharing fact sheets and other outreach and education materials including applications and information in multiple languages.

 
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New accessible voting technology

Hennepin County polling places will feature new assistive voting technology this year. The OmniBallot Tablet is a ballot marking device for voters with disabilities, allowing voters to mark their ballots independently and privately without using a pen.

Accessible

  • Provides ballot magnification or high-contrast background for voters with visual impairment
  • Offers audio reading of the ballot through headphones
  • Allows voters three options to mark choices:
    • Touchscreen
    • Braille keypad
    • 3-button device

Easy to use

  • Uses the same ballot as everyone else
  • A printer fills the ovals on the ballot
  • Ballot goes in the same tabulator to be counted as all other ballots
  • An election judge will be available at polling places to answer questions

Learn more

To schedule an organization or group demonstration email voteroutreach@hennepin.us.

Watch or listen to a video about How to use the OmniBallot Tablet (YouTube)

Download a printable overview

Your city and school district will be hiring election judges to help people vote at the polling place. Learn all about elections while helping your community.

Who can apply?

Eligible voters who can read, write, and speak English, especially if you are multilingual. High school students ages 16 and older can become student election judges.

How much does it pay?

Pay varies depending on the city and school district.

What is the time commitment?

One evening of paid training and one shift on election day.

How do I sign up?

Use the form linked below to share your information with your local election official. That official may contact you to complete an election judge application, to schedule training, and to assign you to a polling place on election day.

Apply to be an election judge.

These printable materials are for community organizations and individuals doing voter outreach and engagement.

If you have additional questions email us at voteroutreach@hennepin.us.

General resources

2022 elections

Voting checklist

Voting as a college student

Vouching

Voting methods

Ways to vote

Early by mail

Voter instructions

Early in person

On Election Day

Voting while in a residential facility

Staff at a facility can vouch for all eligible residents of that residential facility.

I'm in a residential facility – State of Minnesota.

Voting while homeless

People who have no permanent address can still register and vote.

Voting while in jail

Voting with a criminal record

Interested in conducting a voter registration drive?

Individuals or organizations conducting voter registration drives may print the voter registration applications or receive up to 100 paper applications at a time from Hennepin County Elections. Contact hc.vote@hennepin.us or 612-348-5151 to schedule a time to pick up the applications.

Review the Hennepin County voter registration drive instructions (PDF). Voter registration applications must be returned to our office no later than 10 days after they are completed by the voter.

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