Upcoming Elections in Minnesota

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

204C.05 STATE ELECTIONS; HOURS FOR VOTING. Subdivision 1: Opening and closing times. Except as otherwise provided in this section, at the state primary and the state general election the hours for voting in every precinct in the state shall begin at 7:00 a.m. and shall extend continuously until 8:00 p.m.
Subd. 1a.Elections; organized town. The governing body of a town with less than 500 inhabitants according to the most recent federal decennial census, which is located outside the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, may fix a later time for voting to begin at state primary, special, or general elections, if approved by a vote of the town electors at the annual town meeting.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us to find out important voting information for your precinct. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

August 9, 2016 - State Primary Election Day
Absentee ballots are available starting FridayJune 24, 2016
Pre-registration deadline is TuesdayJuly 19, 2016
Same Day Voter Registration. Voters who missed the July 19 pre-registration deadline can still register on the day of the electionAugust 9, 2016
November 8, 2016 - General Election
Absentee ballots are available starting FridaySeptember 23, 2016
Pre-registration deadline is TuesdayOctober 18, 2016
Same Day Voter Registration. Voters who missed the October 18 pre-registration deadline can still register on the day of the electionNovember 8, 2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Andover Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Julie Trude - Population(30,598)
  • Blaine Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Tom Ryan - Population(57,186)
  • Burnsville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Elizabeth B. Kautz - Population(60,306)
  • Cottage Grove Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Myron Bailey - Population(34,589)
  • Edina Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: James B. Hovland - Population(47,941)
  • Lakeville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Matt Little - Population(55,954)
  • St. Cloud Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Dave Kleis - Population(65,842)
November 8, 2016

Time Off For Voting: Yes

Every employee who is eligible to vote in an election has the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the employee's polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work on the day of that election, without penalty or deduction from salary or wages because of the absence. An employer or other person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or interfere with this right or any other election right of an employee.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?


If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residence.

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