How to Be an Empowered Voter
Looking for more information about candidates? Want to do a deeper dive on their positions beyond the mailers they send you? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite resources to help you make an informed choice at the polls.
These sources will tell you the basics: Who is running and what are their positions or qualifications?
- See which candidates are on your ballot by using the official What's On My Ballot? to see your sample ballot.
- You can also check MinnPost's Who's Running article.
- LWV Minnesota partners with Vote411.org to promote voter guides for federal and state races.
- You use these MPR voter guides and quizzes to figure out which candidates you agree (or disagree) with.
- You can also read Star Tribune's 2018 Minnesota Election Guide for more information.
- Read about or watch the League of Women Voters candidate forums happening throughout the state.
- Read more election coverage in the Pioneer Press.
- Don't forget that there are some judicial races on the back of your ballot! The Minnesota State Bar Association has published candidate questionnaires on the Minnesota Supreme Court candidates and the Minnesota Court of Appeals candidates.
- And the Ramsey County Bar Association has published candidate questionnaires for the judicial races in Ramsey County that are not unopposed.
Looking for more information, like how to read polls or learn who is funding different candidates?
- MPR News is tracking who is spending on federal races.
- MinnPost has a great dashboard on who is spending in statewide and federal races.
- You can also search for a candidate on the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board website to see who is spending money for or against local candidates.
- Want to learn more about what all that political jargon means? MPR's Briana Bierschbach has your back.
- MPR also has some great videos explaining what the duties and responsibilites of the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General are.