Sunday, August 01, 2010

League of Women Voters urges you to vote in the primary, Aug. 10.

The 2010 primary election has been moved up one month to Tuesday, Aug. 10. If you are not registered, you can do this on Primary Election Day at your polling place. For information on what you will need to register, polling place locations, or a list of candidates on your ballot, you can go to the League of Women Voters Minnesota Education Fund (LWVMNEF) online voter guide at The 2010 LWVMNEF Online Voter Guide features information on candidates running for office, including governor, state, county and judicial offices. For those without Internet access, call the St. Louis County Auditor’s Office at 218-726-2385.

To prepare for the Primary, the LWVMN Media Partner KSTP will be broadcasting a debate on August 1, from 6 until 7 p.m. for the contested Democratic-Farmer Labor (DFL) Party gubernatorial race. There is no contest in the Republican gubernatorial race. The pre-primary debate will be shown on local ABC affiliates including WDIO Channel 10 in Duluth. A pre-general election debate to include the Republican, Independence, and DFL parties will be broadcast on ABC affiliated on October 24.

The LWV has been informing Minnesota voters about issues and candidates for 90 years. This nonpartisan political organization encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in LWV is open to women and men of all ages. For more information, call the LWV office at 218-724-0132 or 651-224-5445 or visit

The Primary Hotline number is 800-555-8772 staffed by LWV members at the KSTP studies the DAY OF THE PRIMARY ONLY