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Election events, broadcasts, and tools

Join Minnesota Public Radio for campaign news, tools to prepare you for voting, and of course, Election Day results online and on-air.

Online coverage

Campaign 2008
Comprehensive political and election coverage online with interactive tools and games that focus on the issues.

Political Ad Spending
Track how much the candidates are spending on TV advertising in the Twin Cities.


A fresh eye on today's stories, including live blogging during the political debates with MPR's Bob Collins

A daily round-up of political news and links from MPR News' Mike Mulcahy, Tom Scheck and Curtis Gilbert


Highlights of MPR's award-winning regional political coverage, hosted by political editor Mike Mulcahy

MPR reporters Curtis Gilbert and Molly Bloom, track down answers to political questions from our audience

Special Event

Final U.S. Senate candidate debate
join us live at Minnesota Public Radio's Fitzgerald Theater at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 2 for the final debate between the three major-party U.S. Senate candidates. Seats are free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Online tools

Your polling place and results
Enter address information to find your local precinct, poll location, and candidate information.

Select A Candidate®
Answer a series of questions about major issues, and quickly learn which candidates are most closely aligned with your views—now available in Spanish

Special Events

An Election Connection: a cross-cultural get-together

MPR News and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits are hosting two nonpartisan, informative and entertaining evenings for people who are new to the election process. Doors open at 6:30 with program beginning at 7 p.m. for both locations.

Tuesday, October 28
Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building in St. Paul

Wednesday, October 29
Plaza Verde in Minneapolis

Online returns

Live Returns
National and statewide returns immediately as they become available from wire services and the Secretary of State.

MPR election results widget
Host election results from the MPR newsroom on your blog or Web site. Choose between two customizable options.

Public interaction
Images, commentary, discussions, and ingsights from around the state.

Special Event

Policy and a Pint
Join the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current and watch election results come in from around the country at the Policy and a Pint election night event.

Radio schedule

Stay with Minnesota Public Radio News for election coverage leading up to — and throughout — election night.

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 29–31
    2 p.m.: Speeches and subsequent Q&As with Al Franken, Sen. Norm Coleman, and Dean Barkley — recorded at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. This will pre-empt Day to Day and Science Friday.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Noon–1 p.m.: "America's Challenges Ahead" from the Guthrie Theater co-hosted by the BBC and Kerri Miller. The first hour of Weekend America will be pre-empted.

  • Sunday, November 2
    6 p.m.: "Down To The Wire," a one-hour program featuring voters and key issues, hosted by Aaron Brown and Elizabeth Arnold.

    7 p.m. Live from the Fitzgerald Theater, the final Senate Candidate debate — moderated by Gary Eichten. Speaking of Faith will be pre-empted.

  • Monday, November 3
    7 p.m. Kerri Miller will host a wide-ranging hour with regional and national guests. The World will be pre-empted.

    9 p.m. A two-hour national call-in show, which will pre-empt The Story and As It Happens.

  • November 4: Election Day
    Starting 7:00 p.m., MPR News brings you real-time results and will stay with the election story as long as needed.

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