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#Vote4MentalHealth in the 2022 Election

Oct 17, 2022

Voters are motivated by different issues, but most issues impact mental health. The National Alliance of Mental Illness’s #Vote4MentalHealth campaign is about more than a single policy issue. It’s about knowing how different issues affect people with mental health conditions.

Every elected official – from the president and Congress to county commissioners and city council members – has an influence on issues impacting people affected by mental health conditions. Your vote matters.

When you take the pledge to #Vote4MentalHealth, you commit to understanding how your vote impacts people with mental health conditions and how you can act. Take the pledge with NAMI to #Vote4MentalHealth or learn more about issues that affect mental health here.

When to Vote

Polls are open on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, in Minnesota starting at 7 a.m. (some counties may open later). All polls close at 8 p.m. Find your polling place here.

Register to Vote

Registration to vote in Minnesota online or by mail is due by Tuesday, November 18, 2022. It’s important to note that Minnesota voters can register at the polls on Election Day.

Voting with an Absentee Ballot

In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot. You can request an absentee ballot online for federal, state, and county elections. Learn more about voting absentee here.

Accessible Absentee Ballots

Voters with print disabilities may request an accessible absentee ballot. Print disabilities are disabilities that interfere with the effective reading, writing, or use of printed materials. This definition includes:

  • persons who are blind or visually impaired;
  • those with learning disabilities;
  • those with a physical disability that interferes with holding and manipulating paper or a pen/pencil.

Request an accessible absentee ballot here.

What’s on the Election Day ballot in 2022?

All voters will have these races on their general election ballot:

  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor & Lt. Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • Attorney General
  • State Senator
  • State Representative
  • Judicial seats

Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot:

  • County Officials
  • City Officers
  • School Board Members
  • Township Officers
  • Local ballot questions

You can view your 2022 Minnesota general election ballot questions and candidates here.

NAMI Minnesota Legislative Updates

NAMI Minnesota provides many ways for you to keep informed of issues impacting mental health services on a state and national level. You can sign up to receive weekly legislative updates here.