Election Day 2019 is fact approaching.  And while this November's general election may not pack the punch that next years will (2019 is considered an "off year"), there are still a wide variety of races on the ballot - each of which are important to Northlanders.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and ahead of that the City of Duluth is working to inform citizens about some of the important details surrounding this annual right of civic passage.  Their website lists some of these details as "key information":

  • Date:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Time:  7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Absentee ballot voting begins:  September 20, 2019
  • Last day to pre-register to vote:  October 15, 2019 - although those who miss this date are still welcome to register and then vote the day of the election at their precinct.  To register online, click here.

Early voting is available at the following locations on the dates listed:

City Clerk's Office (330 City Hall, 411 West 1st Street)

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Monday, November 4, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Monday, November 4, 2019 is the last day to vote absentee.

City Center West (5830 Grand Avenue)

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – Friday, November 1, 2019, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Monday, November 4, 2019 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Monday, November 4, 2019 – is the last day to vote absentee.

 

One last note about off-year elections:  The term off-year election refers to those alternating years where there isn't a federal office on the ballot (i.e. President, Senator, Representative, etc).  And while you might consider those elections not as important, a good argument could be made that they are more important than those national contests; elected offiicials like mayors, city councilors, school board representatives, and the like probably make more of a difference in our daily lives - through municipal and regional laws - than those on a higher level.