Tuesday, March 9, 2021 is Township Day in Minnesota, the day that most townships hold their annual elections. Within the 11-county metro area the polls will be open at least from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. The polls in Eureka Township will open at 7 a.m. Each township holds an annual meeting on that date as well and this year many will conduct their annual meeting remotely due to the pandemic. Links to the websites of most of the 13 townships in Dakota County are available here.
Every voice in Minnesota should be heard and every vote should count equally. We must empower everyday Minnesotans and prevent maps from being drawn unfairly and stripping voters of their vote. Every Minnesotan deserves the opportunity to participate in the redistricting process.
At our March meeting we learned about gerrymandering and the approach to redistricting supported by LWV. Paul Huffman, Redistricting Coordinator for LWV Minnesota, was our featured speaker. For those who were unable to attend or are looking for more information, LWV of Minnesota has more information and resources regarding redistricting available on their website.