Saturday, December 15, 2012
We're counting down the most popular, inspiring, interesting and tragic stories of the year.
Voters were glued to their TVs and computer screens, waiting for results on the night of the Presidential Election. Minnetonka Patch readers were also concerned with finding out their local results in the post: Minnetonka Election Results Are In: Who Will Represent You? It was a good night for local Democrats, in Minnetonka and across the state. Terri Bonoff (DFL) kept her Senate seat in District 44 with a win against Republican David Gaither. Yvonne Selcer (DFL) defeated incumbent Republican Kirk Stensrud by 202 votes in a heated race for House Seat 48A. Incumbent David Hann in Senate District 48 was the lone Republican voted in by local voters. He narrowly defeated Laurie McKendry. "We came close," McKendry wrote early Wednesday on …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Many precincts in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Edina, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Plymouth and St. Louis Park had turnouts of more than 90 percent.
The following was released by Hennepin County: The Hennepin County Canvassing Board certified the county’s election results on Tuesday – and those results showed high voter turnout – 84 percent. More than 610,000 voted on Election Day, and more than 72,000 voted prior to Election Day. “Minnesota typically leads the country with the highest voter turnout – in 12 of the past 16 elections,” said Rachel Smith, Hennepin County elections manager. “We especially want to thank the more than 5,000 election judges throughout the county who worked to make this election so successful. These election judges are essentially volunteers – they work long hours and put in an incredible amount of effort to make this voting process happen. Together with …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Minnesota and Wisconsin voters have, including those in Minnetonka, until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Minnesota time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Minnetonka Patch's election 2012 voter's guide: where to vote, how to vote, when to vote and candidates on the ballot.
Make sure you get that red "I Voted" sticker! Election Day is upon us—Tuesday, Nov. 6, is the big day—and Minnetonka Patch wants to make sure you're not only equipped with information, but also the logistics of voting. After all, every vote matters. Everyone votes for a reason: to see their candidates win. That's why we're going to offer robust election night coverage, heavy on real-time results from all the races you're following: Federal, senate, congressional, Minnesota constitutional amendment results, Hennepin County election results including judicial races and local coverage of state races effecting people in Minnetonka. Tune in to Minnetonka Patch on Election Day for frequent updates. • Need to know where to vote? How to register …
Editors from across Minnesota will be at the polls and in the community on Election Day. Check back here throughout the day for regular updates and photos.
The 2012 Election isn’t just a political event; it’s a community event. Patch editors embedded in their communities are perfectly situated to capture all the local flavor that goes along with Election Day—from polling place activity to “I voted” stickers. Throughout the day, these editors will be bringing you photos and updates from Patch sites across Minnesota. Check back regularly to see just what the 2012 Election means for your neighbors.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Can you bring your children with you? Can you wear a campaign button for your favorite candidate or issue? Here are some polling place rules from the Secretary of State's Office.
Voting isn't as easy as showing up and checking a few boxes. There are things you cannot do when you vote in an election. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers from the Secretary of State's Office: Q: Can I bring my child with me when I vote on Election Day? A: Yes. A voter may bring their children with them to a polling place and the children may go with the parent into the voting booth. Q: May I bring a sample ballot from my political party or the newspaper into my polling place? A:Yes. Voters may bring a sample ballot from a newspaper or campaign flyer into the voting booth, as long as they take great care to conceal the material from other voters while outside the voting booth and take it with them when they leave. Q: …