When your city needs help.

you raise your hand.

When your city needs a champion.

you raise your voice.

This election when your city needs you the most.

raise your vote.

In the 2016 Presidential Election, Minnesota led the nation in percentage of voter participation.
In the 2018 midterm elections, one city is determined to lead the state.

Raise Your Vote

Questions? Answers



What’s going on?

Swim, a branding and advertising firm in Duluth, MN, is issuing a challenge to their fellow residents - lift our city to the highest percentage of voter turnout in the state.

Why does Swim care?

We live and work in Duluth. Like you, we volunteer for the causes close to our heart. We debate. We participate. But we also know that, in the 2018 midterm elections, what our city needs most is our vote. We’re happy to give it, and we’re challenging the rest of our city to do the same.

What’s in it for me?

You mean besides the pride that comes from taking part in our democracy and ensuring your voice is heard on the issues that matter most to your community? Besides that? How about helping your city claim the crown as the voting-est place in the voting-est state?

Voting early

Vote early.

In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot starting 46 days before Election Day.

Vote early by mail.
  • Apply online at www.mnvotes.org.
  • Apply by email, mail, or fax by or submitting the following application:
    Download Application
    to the Duluth City Clerk’s Office, Room 330 City Hall, 411 W. 1st. St., Duluth, MN 55802
Vote early in person.

Visit the Duluth City Clerk’s Office, Room 330 City Hall, 411 W. 1st. St., Duluth, MN 55802.

  • Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3rd: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, November 5th until 5 p.m.
What is the status of my absentee ballot?

You can track your ballot online here.

Voting on election day.

Where do I vote?

Visit the MN Secretary of State’s poll finder or contact the Duluth City Clerk’s office at (218) 730-5500.

Voting hours.

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Do I need to bring ID?

If your voter registration is current and active, you do not need to bring identification. This means you are successfully registered at least 21 days before Election Day and have not moved or changed names since then.

Bring the Voter’s Bill of Rights.

You have the right to take a copy of the Voter’s Bill of Rights document into the voting booth.

File a complaint.

You have the right to file a written complaint at your polling place if you are unhappy with the way an election is being run.

How do I know if I am registered?

You can check your registration status here.

Same day registration

Register on Election Day.

You have the right to register to vote on Election Day if you can show the required proof of residence.

Proof of residence.

Click here for a list of all acceptable forms of proof of residence.

Know your rights.

Time off of work.

You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time.

Sign in orally.

You have the right to orally confirm who you are and to ask another person to sign for you if you cannot sign your name.

Vote after serving felony conviction.

You can vote after you finish all parts of your sentence, including any probation, parole, or other conditions such as restitution.

Vote if under guardianship.

You have the right to vote if you are under a guardianship, unless a judge has revoked your right to vote.

Vote without being influenced.

You have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence your vote.

Ask for help.

You have the right to ask anyone for help, except for an agent of your employer or union, or a candidate.

Bring children to the polls.

You have the right to bring your children with you to vote.

Get a replacement ballot.

You have the right to a replacement ballot if you make a mistake on your ballot before you cast it.

Bring a sample ballot.

You have the right to take a sample ballot into the voting booth.

How Do I Vote?

Minnesota makes it easy.

You can vote early, vote absentee, or register and vote on Election Day.
Here are a few tools to help.


What else can I do?

Look at you, overachiever! Voting is the most important thing, but it’s certainly not the only thing you can do to help Duluth claim the title.

We’ve got a bunch of free social media materials for you to download. Post, share and tweet to help Duluth become the country’s voting capital!



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