It's election day! Here's how to vote in-person today.
You can still vote even if you aren't registered yet! Here's what you'll need to bring with you to sign up and vote (short version: a Minnesota ID or an out-of-state ID AND a proof of residence document).
Also, you can get a $5 credit to take a Nice Ride scooter to the polls.
What are you seeing out there today? Take a selfie or a photo and tag us @SWVoicesMPLS with your voting location on social media to let us know how election day looks in your part of the city.
As a reminder, you can find our FAQ and voter guides for Park Board, Board of Estimate & Taxation, and the charter amendments here.
We probably won't find out the winner of every race tonight. Ranked choice voting can take a while to tabulate, and the city expects to finish counting everything by the end of the day Wednesday (tomorrow), though they said the count could stretch into Thursday. So pace yourself.
Oh, and don't forget to thank your election judges. It's a long day, and the people that volunteer are the ones that keep democracy flowing. So be nice to them.
Cheryl Peick's print "Parkways" won the People's Choice award in the Posters for Parks show. "Wildflowers of Minneapolis Parks" by Studio on Fire was the top seller. (Instagram)
El Asador at 48th and Grand is closing for the winter, though the head chef Hector Ruiz says it's being done to consolidate staff at their other restaurants, Ena and El Travieso, and that El Asador plans to reopen this spring. (Axios)
Metro Transit is offering people free use of Aira, an app that connects blind and low vision customers to a live agent that can help determine your location or plan your trip 24 hours a day. (Metro Transit)
The Park Board is meeting tomorrow at 5 PM (which could get interesting the day after the election!). Here's what on the agenda. Highlights include approving a grant for play area improvements at Keewaydin Park, a final reading of a resolution to reduce parkway speeds to 20 MPH, $80k worth of new contracts, and a discussion of Park Board redistricting.
Compost your pumpkins! But don't do it if they have glitter or candles in them!
Take the city's survey on scooters to let them know what you think of the program. As a reminder, the city posted a joint request for proposal with St. Paul and the U for the bike share and scooter programs in 2022.
STUFF TO DO
a Bird in Hand is hosting a pop-up at Driftwood Char Bar before a live band plays tonight.
Check out the Mary Ann Key book club event we mentioned here yesterday, which kicks off at 7 PM tonight.