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News and Notes

On the Ballot:

  • Mayor
  • Councilmember  At Large A
  • Councilmember At Large B

Candidate Filing for Municipal Offices

The City of St. Louis Park holds municipal elections in odd-numbered years.  Primary elections are held when three (3) or more candidates file for any elective City office. 

Affidavits of Candidacy for City offices may be filed with the City Clerk at St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Boulevard, beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  The candidate filing period closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 2nd.  The City Clerk's office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

The cost to file an Affidavit of Candidacy is $20.  A nominating petition, signed by 15 registered voters, is required.  Signatures may only be obtained during the filing period (May 19 – June 2), and City staff will verify that the signatures are from individuals eligible to vote for the office specified in the petition.

Please review the 2015 Municipal Candidate Guide for more information, or contact the City Clerk's office at 952-924-2503.

Important Dates:

  • May 19 – June 2:  Candidate Filing Period
  • June 4:  Last Day for Candidates to Withdraw (5 pm)
  • June 26 – August 10:  Absentee Voting for Municipal Primary (if necessary)
  • July 21: Voter Pre-registration for Municipal Primary Closes (5 pm)
  • August 11:  Municipal Primary Election (if necessary)
  • September 18 – November 2: Absentee Voting for General Election
  • October 13: Voter Pre-registration for General Election Closes (5 pm)
  • November 3: General Election

 



Where Do I Vote?

updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

myNeighborhood logoSimply type in your street address into myNeighborhood to find your polling location.

To find your polling location and view Sample Ballots use:
State of Minnesota Polling Place Finder

Election Precinct Map:
St. Louis Park Election Precinct Map



Voter Registration

updated: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A person may not register if they have been convicted of a felony and their felony sentence has not expired (been completed) and their civil rights have not been restored, or if they are under a court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revoked their right to vote. Voters can register on Election Day with proper identification. For more...


2015 Election News & Notes

updated: Monday, May 18, 2015

Affidavits of Candidacy for City offices (Mayor & Council members) may be filed with the City Clerk at St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., beginning Tuesday, May 19. Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The City Clerk's office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be closed on...


Election Judges

updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015

St. Louis Park's 16 polling locations are staffed by citizens who are appointed as election judges.  To serve as an election judge in St. Louis Park, citizens must be eligible to vote in an election, must declare what party they consider themselves affiliated with, and must not be the spouse, parent, child or sibling of an election judges serving...


Campaign Finance Reports

updated: Friday, May 01, 2015

Minnesota Statute 211A.02, Subd. 6 now requires the City to make all campaign finance reports that are required to be filed available on the City's website.  Reports will be posted no later than 30 days after they are received.  Candidates must file financial reports when they have collected more than $750.00 in contributions or expended...


What is Absentee Voting?

updated: Friday, May 01, 2015

In 2015 the City is participating in a pilot program with Hennepin County in an effort to streamline absentee ballot processing for cities and school districts throughout the County.  As a part of the program, Hennepin County will be responsible for the administration of all absentee ballots processed through the mail.  Cities and...


Election Results History

updated: Friday, May 01, 2015

For state election results visit:
Secretary of State Election Results



Additional Resources

updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

General Contacts

Source Phone Website  
Secretary of State (651) 215-1440  www.sos.state.mn.us   
Hennepin County (612) 348-5151 www.co.hennepin.mn.us  
League of Women Voters (952) 938-6255 www.lwvmn.org/Page.aspx?pid=546  
Sun Sailor (952) 392-7663  www.mnsun.com  

Major Political Parties

Source Phone Website  
DFL Party (651) 293-1200  www.dfl.org  
Republican Party (651) 222-0022  www.mngop.com  
Independence Party (651) 487-9700  www.mnip.org  
Green Party* (651) 288-2820  www.mngreens.org  
* The Green Party is no longer a "major political party": because it did not receive the minimum number of votes required in the past two state general elections. MS. 200.02, subd.7 (d)

Related Election Information

Source Website    
Constitution of the State of Minnesota www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/mncon/preamble.htm    
MN Election Laws www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=224    
MN Redistricting Information http://gis.leg.mn/html/redistricting.html    
Federal Elections Commission http://www.fec.gov
Federal Voting Assistance Project http://www.fvap.gov
U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov    



More Links

City Clerk's Office
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2503 Email: elections@stlouispark.org