Voting open for MnDOT’s “Name a Snowplow” contest

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced that voting is open for the 2022-2023 “Name a Snowplow” contest.

The top eight vote-getters will become MnDOT snowplow names – one named snowplow for each MnDOT district. Voters can only vote once and select up to eight of their favorite names.

MnDOT received more than 10,400 snowplow name submissions in December. MnDOT staff and leadership reviewed the ideas and selected 60 finalists for public voting. The agency considered a variety of factors when selecting the finalists, including uniqueness, frequency of submissions, Minnesota-specific ideas, and names that would be easily identifiable and understandable to most audiences. 

This is the third year that MnDOT has invited the public to help name a group of the state’s 800-plus snowplows.

Voting will be open through Friday, Feb. 3. See the finalists and vote, HERE.