Prepare to vote this year...
Stand up and be counted: Aug 9 primary & Nov 8 general elections!
LWV Minnesota's vote411 website: find your polling place and personalized Voter Guide with a sample ballot and candidate-submitted information.
Volunteer to be a local election official
City of Rochester
Register to vote & get election information:
Minnesota Secretary of State
You can register by mail or online until July 19, or at your polling place on election day
Rochester League Candidate Events
The public is invited to join us to hear local election candidates for the November 8 general election and learn more about their positions on issues of interest to our community.
All forums will be held in the Rochester Public Library auditorium from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM. Masking is encouraged and welcome, but is not expected to be required unless there is a setback with the pandemic. Please remember that campaign literature, buttons, signs, clothing, or any other campaign related items must not be visible in the library auditorium. Candidates can make information available to attendees, in accordance with library policy, outside of the auditorium.
Each forum will also be live streamed and recorded and can be found on the Library's YouTube page. This link to the Public Library channel will take you to any active forum livestream and to a list of all recorded forum events https://www.youtube.com/user/RochPubLibrary.
The Rochester League thanks our longstanding partners in hosting these events: Rochester Public Library, Rochester Post Bulletin, and Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.
Submit Your Question for Candidates
Questions for the candidates will be collected from audience members present at each forum. event You may also submit questions before the session using these links no later than 48 hours prior to each forum. [note that the links below will become active in the days before our next forum events]
To submit a question for school board candidates, click here.
To submit a question for mayoral candidates, click here.
To submit a question for city council candidates, click here.
To submit a question for county commissioner candidates, click here.
You can also submit questions to the League via email, including during the livestream:
vote411.org - League of Women Voters. Since 2006 this site is has been a "one-stop-shop" for election related-information, providing nonpartisan information on general and state-specific elections, including:
Voter registration deadlines and registration forms
Absentee ballots and early voting options
Election dates, polling place locations, ID requirements
Sample ballots specific to your address
Factual data on candidates in federal, state and local races
Tips on how to watch candidate forums and debates with a critical eye
City of Rochester voting information
local candidates for the 2022 election: link
Olmsted County Elections Office link
Call the Elections Office at (507) 328-7650 if you have questions or problems with voting
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
apply to vote early by mail: link (Your completed ballot must be returned by election day, by mail or drop-off)
polling place finder: link
Whats on my ballot? link
Minnesota voting facts: link
Campaign Sign information (City of Rochester): link
Campaign Finance Report filings
Contact the Rochester LWV
P.O. Box 6691
Rochester, Minnesota 55903
Click this link to for a printable member brochure to join or renew your League membership (local, state, & national) or to make a donation.
President - Anna Froehling
Past President - Jane Callahan
Secretary - Jane Callahan
Treasurer - Ginny Amundson
Directors At-Large: Amy Caucutt, Mary E. Jones, Jan Strand, Ray Schmitz, Dee Voldal