Upcoming Elections in Minnesota

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election
Absentee Ballot Begins: Absentee ballots are available starting Friday September 23,2016
Voter Registration Begins: Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday October 18,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: Same Day Voter Registration. Voters who missed the October 18 pre-registration deadline can still register on the day of the election November 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(61,747)
    Mayor Kautz will run unopposed.
  • 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

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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.

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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

Am I eligible To Vote in Minnesota?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Minnesota

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Minnesota?

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What's on Minnesota ballot in 2016

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Who Can Vote in Primaries in Minnesota?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Minnesota

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

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Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Minnesota?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Minnesota? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

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