Voter Assistance

At City Hall ask the election staff or at a polling place ask the election judges for assistance:
  • To read or mark a ballot.
  • To obtain a magnifying device or a chair to use in the voting booth.
  • To vote at the curb.
  • To use an AutoMARK voter assist terminal.

Voting Machines for People with Disabilities

Over the past several years, the city has equipped Edina polls with machines called AutoMARK ballot marking devices that make it easier for people with disabilities to vote independently and more privately than in the past.

If you need to use an AutoMARK because you have a disability, let the election judges know on election day. They will be happy to give you a demonstration.

More About the AutoMARKS

These special machines are better suited for people who have any type of disability that makes it difficult to mark a ballot. When using the machine, voters will have the option of listening to an audio version of the ballot through earphones or viewing the ballot on a screen that has options for reverse contrast and larger type. The audio description can be used alone or in conjunction with a screen version of the ballot. The vote will be recorded by touch screen, key pad or other adaptive method.

Voting When You Fear For Your Safety

Please visit Safe at Home: An Address Confidentiality if you are in a situation where you wish to vote but fear for your safety if your address were to be disclosed in voter records. 

Time Off to Vote

In a state or federal election, every employee has the right to be excused from work to vote the morning of Election Day without penalty or loss of salary or wages per Minnesota Statute 204C.04.