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2016 Elections

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In 2016, Minnesotans will vote for U.S. President, U.S. Representative, Minnesota State Senator and Minnesota State Representative.  

General Election

  • 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

What’s new?

  • 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.

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:

More Links

City Clerk's Office
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952.924.2503 Email: