Minnesota Secretary Of State - Toolkit 2020
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Important Changes to Office Operations: COVID-19 Information

Toolkit 2020

The 2020 election year is going to be different! The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office is encouraging all eligible voters to Vote From Home, to reduce spread of disease and keep our communities healthy! Voting from home is easy and available to any Minnesota voter through our absentee balloting system.

The Secretary of State is also asking for Minnesotans to step up and become poll workers, to help older citizens avoid exposure. It takes around 30,000 poll workers (sometimes called election judges) to put on an Election in Minnesota. And even though we are encouraging Vote From Home, some voters need or want to vote at the polls on Election Day. 

Below, find a variety of nonpartisan materials for spreading the word about elections in 2020 via social media, email, or in person.

In 2016 and 2018, Minnesota was #1 in the nation in voter turnout. Thanks for doing your part, with these materials, to help us stay at the top!

Please customize these messages to suit your situation, and share as frequently and widely as possible! Download, copy, share, print, and distribute. 


 Key Dates for 2020

  • Ongoing: Request your absentee ballot for the primary and general elections

  • Ongoing: Sign up to be a poll worker for election day in 2020

  • June 26: Beginning of early voting with absentee ballots for the August 11 primary

  • August 11: Primary Election Day

  • September 18: Beginning of early voting with absentee ballots for the November 3 general election

  • September 22: National Voter Registration Day

  • November 3: Election Day



To use the images shown below, click on the image, and then right-click to download:

Social Media Posts

Help amplify our messages to keep Minnesota #1 in voter turnout while also reducing the spread of COVID-19. Please use and adapt the language for Twitter and Facebook posts to promote information to your audiences:

Social Media Toolkit 2020: Vote from Home & Poll Worker Recruitment

Fact Sheets

Our voter outreach team has produced informational factsheets on every aspect of voting in Minnesota. Download and print these factsheets (5.5” x 8.5”), or use on websites, social media and email.

2020 Voting Factsheets Page


Talk to the Community

Interested in writing a letter to an elected official or local media outlet? We can help! Contact Risikat.Adesaogun@state.mn.us for resources.