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Polling Locations Approved for Three 2020 Election Events
The Rochester City Council has approved the Election Day polling locations for the three election events of 2020. Included are two location changes from the 2018 elections. These are Ward 2 Precinct 5 and Ward 6 Precinct 6. In total there are 52 precincts across the city. This marks another step as the City of Rochester and Olmsted County jointly prepare for a Presidential election year.
Anissa Hollingshead the City Clerk and Director of Communications states, “Convenient, accessible places to vote are essential to ensuring voters are able to easily participate in the electoral process. This is the case whether voters choose to vote early at a central location or in their assigned polling place on Election Day. This action today by the Council is critical to ensuring a positive Election Day voting experience for residents in these precincts.”
Some existing polling locations are no longer available, for some or all election events planned in 2020. As a result, changes have been sought in those locations. The City of Rochester worked successfully in partnership with the Rochester Public School District to shift these locations into nearby schools, and the City is committed to continuing to work together to ensure maximum voter access is balanced with student safety and building security. Polling location changes include:
- Ward 2 Precinct 5 - moving from High Point Church to Harriet Bishop School (dual polling location)
- Ward 6 Precinct 6 - moving from Oasis Church to Gage Elementary School
The polling locations will be used for all three election events, which include the March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary, the August 11 Primary, and the November 3 General Election. A full list of polling locations can be found at www.rochestermn.gov/vote, including a link to a polling place look up tool to allow voters to input their address and find their assigned precinct and Election Day voting location.