Duluth General Election Sample Ballot 2020

As usual, the ballot in this year’s General Election is not the same for everyone in Duluth. People who live on the western side of town will see the District 3 County Commissioner race shown above. Those on the east side of Duluth will instead see Patrick Boyle running unopposed in District 2. People in the center of the city will not see a County Commissioner race because District 1 Commissioner Frank Jewell is not up for reelection.

Voters in central and western Duluth neighborhoods will see the District 7B Minnesota State Representative race shown on the ballot above. Those in the northern portions of the Duluth Heights and Kenwood neighborhoods will see the District 3B Minnesota State Representative race between Republican Andrew J. Hjelle the Democratic-Farmer-Labor incumbent Mary Murphy. Voters on the eastern side of Duluth will see the District 7A Minnesota State Representative race between Republican Tom Sullivan and Democratic-Farmer-Labor incumbent Jennifer Schultz.

And don’t forget the judicial races are on the back side.

The General Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Early voting began Sept. 18. Due to COVID-19, the public is encouraged to vote by mail. Visit mnvotes.org to submit an absentee ballot request or visit duluthmn.gov/city-clerk. Voters are encouraged to request an absentee ballot as soon as possible to ensure timely delivery. A witness is not required for 2020 General Election ballots of registered voters. Non-registered voters must have a witness.

Voters are encouraged to mail return ballots by Oct. 26 to ensure return delivery. Ballots postmarked on or before Nov. 3 will be accepted until the close of business on Nov. 10.

Voters can also deliver their ballot to Duluth City Hall. A secure drive-up ballot drop box is available for Duluth voters at the Second Street parking lot adjacent to City Hall. The drop box can be accessed by entering the parking lot one way from Second Street. The drop box is monitored 24/7 by security camera.

Voters can hand deliver their ballot to a ballot box located within Duluth City Hall during in-person early voting hours, entering from Priley Circle.

Residents can check their ballot status at any time by visiting mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us

Duluth voters can vote early in person at Duluth City Hall with no appointment needed. Stay-safe protocols are in place at City Hall and masks are available for voters. Hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours from Oct. 27-31 are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The final day to vote in person at City Hall is Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those who choose to vote in person on Election Day can use the handy polling place finder to locate where to vote.

9 Comments

Dave Sorensen

about 7 months ago

We voted in person at City Hall. No lines, plenty of distancing and masks on everyone. Quick and easy.

vicarious

about 7 months ago

“plenty of distancing and masks on everyone.”

Oh thank god!!! Cuz god forbid I understand or take the time to research simple statistical analysis which is readily available to anyone and states that “COVID” is a minimal threat to essentially no one, (I’m not kidding, nor do I “Support Trump”). But please continue to “mask up” in utterly baseless fear. Please continue to read and absorb the headlines but neglect to actually dig JUST A TINY BIT deeper and learn JUST A TINY BIT about terrain theory or the efficacy, reliability, and accuracy of “testing.” It’s SUPER EASY TO GET INFORMED, Dave.

So thank god I can vote without fear. Oh, wait.

Paul Lundgren

about 7 months ago

I know those masks are scary, and I know we all like people in close proximity breathing down our necks while we vote, but hear me out. I think we can summon all our mortal courage, face our fears and maybe pop a mask on for five minutes or vote by the two easier ways that don't require a mask.

Anyway, the important thing is to not delve into any research in the comments, because it's too late. We are already several scrolls or swipes down from the headline and no one could possibly absorb anything down here.

secretseasons

about 7 months ago

@vicarious are you serious with the terrain theory stuff? Do you also think the world is flat?

Terrain theory is the idea that germs are the result of disease rather than the cause -- it's like thinking the Earth is the center of the universe, and maggots are created by decaying matter, and ether and phlogiston and ... ugh, I'm done.

Dave Sorensen

about 7 months ago

Vicarious - So - do tell - what is it you know that pretty much every healthcare professional in the world does not know? I read the 9,000 word essay you referred me to elsewhere, but that was just a philosopher saying we wouldn't want to live like this forever. Granted. But please share your knowledge so easily found. Do your statistics account for the exponential spread of Covid-19? Is protecting OTHERS on your radar? Seriously - speak up if you know some great truth that medical professionals are missing. And of course, please include references. 

PS - Sorry, Paul, despite your sage advice I had to ask these questions. What I really wanted to talk about was Kanye being on the ballot.

vicarious

about 7 months ago



For you. Especially for you.

Paul Lundgren

about 7 months ago

So what happens next, I suppose, is someone points out the flawed logic in the video and then it's pointed out that it's just a comedy video and gosh, someone would have to be really foolish to take it seriously. And that, of course, renders any remarks countering the video as pointless, right?

Dave Sorensen

about 7 months ago

Right. Yet another fool's errand and thread jacking averted by a wise moderator. VOTE!

Paul Lundgren

about 7 months ago


Perhaps the comments by technology columnist Kevin Roose at the 8:09 mark would be appropriate to consider.

Just saying 'wear a mask, it works,' is a useful message and even a life-saving one, but it's not a very interesting one. Whereas, telling people that masks are part of a conspiracy -- that the government is engaging in mind control, that there is something nefarious going on -- I mean, these are thriller plots.
Of course, Roose is a columnist offering a perspective and not medical evidence, but it is worth considering how bias plays into our perspectives on these things. Obviously we all would like to not wear masks and will rationalize as many reasons not to as we can. But a left-wing conspiracy to make people wear masks makes about as much sense as God declaring Trump should be President for life.

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