You have the right to vote. Period.
If you have outstanding parking tickets or other traffic violations, outstanding utility bills, are behind on your mortgage, or other outstanding county fines, you still have the right to vote. You do not have to pay any of the above tickets, bills, or fines in order to vote.
We will be publishing voting news, questions and answers, and urban legends and myths about voting here — and we welcome your questions, and especially questions about any election day and voting stories circulating by e-mail and on the internet. Send them to editor@tcdailyplanet, and we’ll find the answers or check the facts.
Some voters have seen a misleading flyer that suggests voters with outstanding tickets or warrants will be arrested on the spot if they go to the polls. Again, these rumors are completely untrue. Law enforcement authorities will not be screening those who show up to exercise their right to vote.
You can learn about Minnesota voting laws and procedures by going to Minnesota’s Secretary of State’s website.
October 28 Urban legend: Straight ticket voting
October 29 Campaign buttons and sample ballots
October 30 Voter intimidation in Minnesota
November 1 “Vote by phone right now” calls