MINNEAPOLIS - It may seem like it started long ago, but the election countdown is officially on throughout the country.

In exactly one month, voters will be going to the polls to weigh in on this election. On Saturday, both candidates and volunteers were doing their best to get out the vote.

"I have no patience with people who say it's not worth the effort," said Kyla Cromer, who was part of a non-partisan effort to get Minneapolis voters registered.

"I really think one vote can matter, and we've seen that with recounts here in Minnesota," Cromer continued.

KARE 11 Newscaught up with DFL State Senators Scott Dibble and Linda Higgins. Dibble is running unopposed for his Minneapolis seat, while Higgins is taking on a new contest -- running against Blong Yang in the District 2 Hennepin County Commissioner race.

"It's a nice way to look someone in the eye and tell someone why you're voting or why're running," Higgins said about her door-knocking efforts.

It was a similar logic over in Bloomington, where Republican candidate for State House, Terry Jacobson was pounding the pavement in her race against Democrat Paul Rosenthal.

"We want to speak to as many peole as possible, that's what gets voters out to the polls," Jacobson said.

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