UST to Serve as Polling Place for Primary Election Tomorrow

The McNeely Hall Great Room again will serve as a polling place for Ward 4, Precinct 6, in Minnesota’s primary election Tuesday, Aug. 10. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 pm.

Ward 4, Precinct 6 is the area bounded by Summit, Prior, Marshall and Cretin avenues. Any resident students living this summer in Brady, Dowling, Ireland, John Paul II, Morrison, Murray, Selby or St. John Vianney Seminary halls will vote in the Great Room, as will commuter students living in the precinct.

Those who live on the south campus or in the neighborhood immediately south of Summit Avenue are in Ward 4, Precinct 7, and will need to vote at Groveland Recreation Center, 2021 St. Clair Ave. This includes resident students who live in Grace and Cretin Halls, the Child Development Center, the St. Paul Seminary and in the houses or apartment buildings at 2110 Summit and 2085, 2109, 2151, 2171 and 2175 Grand.

If you live elsewhere in the state and need to know where to vote, access the Polling Place finder on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Web site.

The primary election determines candidates who will advance to the general election in November. All of the state’s voters will choose DFL, Republican and Independence Party candidates for governor. In St. Paul, voters also will choose DFL candidates for U.S. representative and District 65 state representative; a Republican candidate for U.S. representative; and nonpartisan candidates for Ramsey County commissioner, Ramsey County attorney and Second District Court judge.

The McNeely Great Room will be the location for Precinct 6 voting in November, too.

The deadline for registering to vote before the primary election has passed, but you may register at the polls tomorrow. Anyone who wants to vote will need to provide identification on Election Day. A St. Thomas photo ID card is suggested.

To accommodate neighborhood residents who drive to McNeely, St. Thomas will reserve some spots in Lot K, immediately south of McNeely, for voter parking from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday.  "Voters Only" parking also will be available on the north side of Grand Avenue between Cleveland Avenue and Finn Street, and on the south side of Summit Avenue between Finn and to Cleveland.

Voter turnout on Tuesday is expected to be light.