If you live in Minnesota, you might have an election on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019. 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 voting on property tax increases and electing school board members.
You can use the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Polling Place Finder 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, so make sure to check your address.
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 voting on a proposed property tax increase, raising the per-pupil referendum approved levy by just under 67%, and electing four school board members.
- ISD191 will voting on a proposed property tax increase, raising the per-pupil referendum approved levy by just over 25%.
- ISD197 will be electing four school board members, although it is not contested.
Polls in our district will be open from 7am to 8pm on Tuesday, November 5th, so make sure to get out and vote!
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!