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League of Women Voters
Rochester, Minnesota

lwvrochester.org

Rochester League Candidate Events

2022 General Election candidate forums at the Rochester Public Library. Each will be livestreamed via this link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/RochPubLibrary

Audience questions will be taken and can be submitted ahead of time by emailing LWVRochester@LWVMN.org or by using the online forms linked to below for each forum.

  • Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30pm - MN Representative 25B
    John Joseph Robinson
    and Andrew Smith
    Question submission form https://forms.gle/3Y1QKMGhXTZA1Dm7A

  • Monday, Sept. 26
    at 6:30pm - School Board Seat 6 - Cathy Nathan and Elena Niehoff
    at 7:30pm - School Board Seat 5 - Jean Marvin and Kimberly Rishavy
    Question submission form https://forms.gle/WxtZas54M1s6MqWB6

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28
    at 6:30pm - School Board Seat 4 - John Whelan and Julie Workman
    at 7:30pm - School Board Seat 2 - Justin Cook and Rae Parker
    Question submission form https://forms.gle/WxtZas54M1s6MqWB6

  • Monday, Oct. 10
    at 6:30pm - 5th Ward City Council Member - Saida Omar and Shaun Palmer
    at 7:30pm - Olmsted County Commissioner District 5 - Catherine Davis and Michelle Rossman
    Question submission form coming soon.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 -
    at 6:30pm - 3rd Ward City Council Member - Vangie Castro and Norman Wahl
    at 7:30pm - Olmsted County Commissioner District 4 - Brian Mueller and Kindra Ramaker
    Question submission form coming soon.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12
    at 6:30pm - 1st Ward City Council Member - Andy Hemenway and Patrick Keane
    at 7:30pm - Olmsted County Commissioner District 3 - Karl Johnson and Gregg Wright
    Question submission form coming soon.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 18
    at 6:30pm - Olmsted County Attorney - Karen MacLaughlin and Mark Ostrem
    at 7:30pm - Rochester Mayor - Kim Norton and Britt Noser
    Question submission form coming soon.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19
    at 6:30pm - Olmsted County Commissioner District 2 - Gabe Perkins and Dave Senjem
    at 7:30pm - Olmsted County Commissioner District 1 - Laurel Podulke-Smith and Loring Stead
    Question submission form coming soon.

  • Completed forum event recordings can be found via our "Program Archive" page

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 at 6:30 PM except as noted in the listing above, with doors opening at 6:00 PM. Masking requirements will be based on current Library and government policy.

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 outside of the auditorium, in accordance with library policy.

The Rochester League thanks our longstanding partners in hosting these events: Rochester Public Library, Rochester Post Bulletin, and Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.

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

Voting Information

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

  • mnvotes.org

  • 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

A User’s Guide to Democracy, developed by LWV and ProPublica link


map to the location for in-person early voting

Contact the Rochester LWV

lwvrochester@lwvmn.org

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.

Officers:

  • 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

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