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2020 Election: Non-Partisan Election Resources

Non-Partisan Election Engagement Resources


To help get the vote out, we are offering this guide with non-partisan resources that offer strategies and information to help motivate and educate students ahead of the general election. We consider election engagement an important part of fulfilling Carleton's mission to prepare graduates "to become citizens and leaders, capable of finding inventive solutions to local, national, and global challenges."  

Given the unusual pandemic circumstances, students are likely to have questions about the mechanics of voting this fall, including how and whether to vote absentee, which residence to list when registering, and how any unforeseen changes of address may impact their vote. Returning students may already know that they most likely need to re-register for each election, but new students might need more information on how to participate in their first election in Northfield. 

For updated and detailed voting information for students, please see the Civic Action & Elections Voting Guide, from the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE).

If you have any questions about this guide, please contact Katie Lewis, Government Documents Librarian, or Sean Leahy, Reference & Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences.


Getting out the vote: help students make a voting plan!

Speakers & Events


Non-partisan Local Candidate Forums for 2020

Learn more about local candidates at the Cannon Falls-Northfield League of Women Voters Candidate Forums. The forums have already taken place. View recordings of the September 26  2020 Candidate Forums (Rice County City Commissioner, MN Senate, MN House) here. View recordings of the October 3 2020 Candidate Forums (Northfield City Council, Northfield Mayor, Northfield School Board) here.