Get Ready to Vote!
My name is Brenda Dietrich, co-owner of Hardline Concrete & Masonry Inc. As the elected Chairperson for the 2018 Board of Directors of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to invite you into the River Heights Chamber and thank you for being a part of our business community. My priority is to strengthen the local business community and enhance our influence in local and state policy decisions. I believe the River Heights Chamber has been instrumental in building business relationships and advocating for free enterprise in the political arena.
Check out the Voters Guides we put together on the Chamber’s blog here to share information from the candidates running for elected office in the River Heights region.
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Town Square Television to broadcast the following Candidate Forums for our area. Watch the events LIVE on Town Square Television’s Community Channel 14, online at www.townsquare .tv, or on Facebook LIVE. There will be no live audience. Click on the Decision 2018 logo to go straight to their website.
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce and chambers of commerce across the state of Minnesota are working with the Office of the Secretary of State (OSS) to increase voter engagement and to keep Minnesota the #1 voter participation state in the nation.
Election Day is not just another day. It is an important day.
Make a plan to be a voter!
First option: In-person early voting. Avoid Election Day lines, the need to get up 20 minutes early, or dealing with an Election Day emergency that would prevent you from getting to the polls by casting your ballot today or any day prior to November 6th. Find a convenient early voting location – there are hundreds of them. Get the task done now! Or, schedule it, including your early voting location, for another day.
Second Option: Make a Plan for Election Day. You are busy, there is a lot to do before and after work. Better schedule this voting task in your calendar right now – with a couple of reminder alarms! Find your polling location and add it to your calendar. Now, take a look at your ballot and start thinking about all the choices you will make. Print a copy, mark your choices and bring it with you.
This is an important election. Don’t stay home just because you aren’t voting for President. Minnesotans will elect a new governor, two United States Senators, eight United States House representatives, all state representatives and all constitutional officers plus many local officials. There is plenty at stake. Yet, recent history suggests that possibly 1,000,000 fewer Minnesotans will vote this year compared to 2016 when there was a Presidential election.
Don’t drop-off. Be a Voter! If you have other voting-related questions, visit MNVotes.org.
Let’s all do our share to keep Minnesota #1 in voter turnout!