- Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Polling places are open for voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Absentee ballots are available September 23 - November 7. Absentee voting information.
- Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, October 18 (register online or register on Election Day)
- The City Clerk's office is open M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff is available during these hours to answer all election-related questions.
- For more information call the Elections hotline at 952.924.2503
Direct balloting available at City Hall November 1 - 7
- All eligible voters can now vote in-person the week before any election and place their ballots directly into a ballot counter.
- Your vote will be counted immediately, but it won’t be reported until the polls close on Election Day, November 8.
- For the 2016 General Election, in-person absentee voting is available at City Hall November 1 - 7.
What are the benefits to voters?
- Vote at a convenient time
- Have confidence that a ballot is immediately counted
- Verify ballot was properly filled out and accepted by the counting machine
- Avoid hassle of placing absentee ballots into a series of envelopes
This change also helps election officials by providing:
- Faster results reporting on election night
- Increased savings in time and materials to administer the election
Prepare to Vote
Voting in elections is your opportunity to be heard, hold elected officials accountable and have a say in important issues that affect your community. Prepare to vote so you can take part in our democracy.
- Find where to vote
- Check your voter registration status
- Register to vote
- Absentee voting
- View a sample ballot
Note: The Secretary of State’s Office has many voting materials and forms now available in ten languages -- Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Lao, Oromo, Khmer and Amharic. Here are some key links to these new materials: