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Elections

Voting in elections is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have.

Voting gives you a chance to choose leaders and representatives who will do things that are important to you.

How to make a difference in the election process:

  • Play a role in choosing our leaders and changing our laws by voting.
  • Learn about the candidates and issues before you vote in any election.
  • Know what’s going on in your country and community.
  • Contact public officials about issues that are important to you.
  • Respect your right to vote! Many people in the world don’t have the right to vote.

Election results

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Where do I vote?

Absentee Voting

  • The in-person and mail-in absentee voting period is September 18 – November 2.
  • The in-person absentee voting office will be held at City Hall in the council chambers during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • On Saturday, October 31, 2020, in-person absentee voting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • If you would rather drop your mail ballot off in person, you may bring it to City Hall, 5200 85th Avenue North during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning September 18, 2020.

Learn more on out Voting page >

Voting on Election Day

You can find out where your polling location is by using our polling place map.

OR

You can use the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal.

What is a primary election?

A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.

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What is a presidential primary?

In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary.

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Find out where your caucus location will be >

The March 3, 2020, Minnesota Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) online absentee application is available at MNVotes.org.

Look up information by your address

You can find a variety of information by entering your address. You can find out:

  • Property and local amenity information
  • Comprehensive list of your elected officials
  • City service information and employee contacts for your neighborhood

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Important dates for the 2020 election

View our 2020 Election Guide >

Date Details
January 17 Absentee voting begins for presidential nomination primary
February 11 Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for presidential nomination primary
February 11 Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled
February 25 Precinct caucuses
March 2 Extended hours for absentee voting 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 Absentee voting for presidential nomination primary election closes at 5 p.m.
March 3 Presidential nomination primary day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April 14 Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled
May 12 Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled
May 19 Early candidate filing period opens for offices with a potential primary
June 2 Early candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 4 Candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 26 Absentee voting begins for primary election
July 21 Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for primary election
July 28 Late candidate filling period opens
August 4-10 In-person voting begins, CAC, 5600 85th Ave N. ,8am-5pm.
August 10 In-person absentee voting for primary election closes at 5 p.m.
August 11 Primary election day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
August 11 Late candidate filling period closes at 5 p.m.
August 13 Candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for late filing period
September 18 Absentee voting begins for general election
October 13 Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for general election
October 31 Extended hours for absentee voting 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
November 2 In-person absentee voting for general election closes at 5 p.m.
November 3 General election day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.