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 elections. Call 952.924.2503 during office hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

2017 Municipal Elections

In 2017, four city offices will be on the ballot: Council Member — Wards 1 through 4. No federal, state or county offices will be voted on this year.

Ward 1 Primary Election: August 8, 2017

  • Four candidates filed for the office of Ward 1 Councilmember.
  • The August 8, 2017, Primary Election will be held ONLY in Ward 1; it is not a citywide election.
  • Only polling places in precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be open August 8.
  • Eligible voters in Ward 1 can vote at their polling place August 8, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Locate your polling place and check your registration status prior to voting in the primary election.

General Election: November 7, 2017

  • St. Louis Park voters in ALL WARDS - Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4 - can vote for their ward councilmember at the General Election in November.
  • St. Louis Park School District #283 offices will be on the ballot.
  • Ballot question(s) related to the school district will also appear on the ballot.

Who has filed for municipal office?
Candidate filing took place May 16-30, 2017. The following individuals submitted the required materials to appear on the 2017 municipal election ballot:

Councilmember, Ward 1

  • Steve Kaplan 
  • Margaret Rog 
  • Brian Shekleton
  • Zaylore Stout

Councilmember, Ward 2

  • Anne Mavity
  • Noelle Racette

Councilmember, Ward 3

  • Rachel Harris 
  • Jim Leuthner

Councilmember, Ward 4

  • Tim Brausen

We understand that voters are interested in learning more about the candidates for city offices. 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.

Important Dates

June 23, 2017 Absentee voting opens, if there is a primary.
Aug. 5, 2017 Absentee voting available at City Hall, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aug. 7, 2017  Absentee voting closes at 5 p.m., if there is a primary. 
Aug. 8, 2017 Primary election, if necessary (7 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Aug. 10 or 11, 2017 City Council special meeting to canvass election results.
Sept. 22, 2017  First day of absentee voting for general election. 
Nov. 4, 2017 Absentee voting available at City Hall, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 6, 2017 Absentee voting closes at 5 p.m. 
Nov. 7, 2017 Election Day (7 a.m. – 8 p.m.)