City, state and federal elections for the City of St. Louis Park are administered by the city clerk. Staff in the city clerk's office are available to answer your questions about voter registration, absentee voting, candidate filing and election day activities. Call 952.924.2503 during office hours, which are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Sept. 21, 2018||Absentee voting begins for General Election at City Hall, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 16, 2018||Last day to pre-register to vote before the General Election|
|Nov. 3, 2018||Absentee voting available at City Hall, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Nov. 5, 2018||Absentee voting closes at 5 p.m.|
|Nov. 6, 2018||Election Day (7 a.m. – 8 p.m.)|
2018 election - what is on my ballot?
In 2018, all voters in Minnesota will have these state and federal offices on their ballot:
- U.S. Senator
- U.S. Representative
- Governor and Lt. Governor
- Secretary of State
- State Auditor
- Attorney General
- State Representative
Additionally, voters in St. Louis Park will have these county and judicial offices on their ballot:
- County Commissioner District 3
- County Attorney
- County Sheriff
- Supreme Court - various seats
- Court of Appeals - various seats
- District Court Fourth Judicial District - various seats
Can I view a sample ballot?
It is always a good idea to prepare to vote before you go to the polls. Before voting on Election Day, many voters find it helpful to know the candidates that will appear on their ballot. Use the link below to view a list of the candidates and offices that will appear on your ballot or contact the elections hotline at 952.924.2503 to have a sample ballot mailed to you. Sample ballots are also available at city hall, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We understand that voters are interested in learning more about candidates. To remain neutral, the city does not advertise or provide background information on candidates or political platforms. Candidates appearing on the ballot may have their own websites dedicated to their campaign. Additional information regarding candidate filings, including candidate contact information, is available at the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Primary election results
St. Louis Park voters turned out in record numbers at the State Primary Election on Aug. 14, 2018. A total of 11,435 voters cast a ballot, for a turnout of 35.8 percent. By comparison, the turnout in St. Louis Park for the 2014 State Primary Election was 11 percent.
Precinct-level results and statistics for St. Louis Park are available on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the primary and we hope to see you in November!
Voter participation letters
City elections staff has heard from some concerned St. Louis Park voters who have received a letter from the Voter Participation Center, stating the recipient does not appear to be registered to vote. The letter goes on to encourage voter registration and provides www.mnvotes.org as a way to check registration status or register online.
First, we want voters to know that these letters are not illegal; records of registered voters are publicly available. Second, city staff supports efforts to ensure voters are registered and to check their voter registration status prior to voting. If you have questions about your voter registration status or about elections in general call the city elections hotline at 952.924.2503.