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Get Involved!

Help your community get ready to vote through one of our nonpartisan voter education programs or by signing up to be an election judge. See the ideas below for citizens, non-profits and businesses, high schools, and colleges. To get involved with our office contact voteroutreach.oss@state.mn.us.

Citizen opportunities

There are many ways you can participate in democracy in addition to voting.

Nonprofit and business programs

Recruit election judges

Customize our election judge recruiting templates and other toolkit materials to encourage those in your networks to become election judges or student election judge trainees.

Voter registration drives

Learn everything you need to know to hold a successful voter registration drive.


Download and print nonpartisan voter outreach materials.

Our Voter Outreach Toolkit [PDF] contains suggested newsletters, social media content, and links to shareable graphics to encourage voter participation.

High school programs

Students Voting                          

Students Voting is Minnesota's statewide mock election for all grade levels, first held in fall 2016.

Youth Day at the capitol (ydac)                         

YDAC is a day of advocacy training and the chance to practice those skills-regarding the students' issues- with state legislators, fun activities, and talks by Minnesota Constitutional Officers..

Your Vote Matters

Your Vote Matters is a high school voter education program to support Minnesota civics and government teachers. It includes a three-lesson unit for teaching students about voting rights, the importance of voting, and how to get ready to vote.

High School Resources for Elections

What can you do-as a high school student- to use your voice in your community?  What is voting really like?  How can young adults decide what they believe, and what they want to support?

Become an election judge trainee

Learn the jobs done by Election Judges by BEING an Election Judge (Trainee).  Get paid, get time off from school, and help make elections possible.  Read more about becoming an Election Judge Trainee and email with any questions.

College and university programs

Democracy Cup 2024

The Democracy Cup is a statewide college and university voter turnout competition coordinated by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, LeadMN, Students United, MAPCS and the University of Minnesota System.


Get answers and support around the 2023 changes in the law.

Student Study Abroad Toolkit

The Study Abroad Toolkit collects information about voting when studying in another country. There are also resources colleges can download and share.