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Election Day Policies and Information: What You Need to Know As a University Employee

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The 2012 United States general election is scheduled for November 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the University of Minnesota encourages students, faculty and staff to vote and participate in the democratic process. See the University's online voter guide to find your polling place and policies regarding voting during work time.  

While all members of the University community are free to express their political opinions and engage in political activities, it is very important that they do so only in their individual capacities and avoid the appearance that they are speaking or acting for the University in political matters. Federal and state laws prohibit the use of University resources to support or oppose a specific candidate, ballot initiative or referendum. View the guidelines for acceptable political and campaign activities for more information.

Minnesota polls are open from early in the morning into the evening to accommodate a variety of work and meeting schedules, and there are no policies currently in place prohibiting meetings or classes on Election Day.

Sarah Greening
Chief of Staff
and
Gwen Gmeinder
Government Relations Associate

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