If you live in Minnesota, you might have an election on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Voter turnout is lower in these “off-year” elections, so your vote has an ever larger impact than it typically does. Despite the lower voter turnout, we are still deciding important questions. In our area, this involves electing school board members and voting on a property tax increase.
You can use the Minnesota Secretary of State’s PollFinder website to check which school district you live in, find out where to vote, or to view a sample ballot. Polling places are frequently different than they are in even numbered year elections.
Here is a brief summary of what to expect for those within SD51 (most of Eagan and part of Burnsville). Our district covers three different school districts:
- ISD196 will be electing four school board members and voting on a proposed property tax increase (approximately $50,000,000 over 10 years) and proposed bonding of $130,000,000.
- ISD197 will be electing four school board members.
- ISD191 will not be having an election.
Polls in our district will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
If you live outside of SD51, be sure to check at the above website to find out if you have an election in your area!