Important Election Dates and Information

Who Can Register to Vote?

  • You can register to vote if you will be at least 18-years-old on Election Day
  • You are a United States Citizen
  • A Minnesota Resident for at least 20 days before the election

You may NOT vote if you are:

  • A convicted felon and have not completed all parts of your sentence, including probation and parole
  • Under a court-order guardianship in which the order revokes my right to vote
  • Found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote

2017 Election Schedule

June 23 Begin absentee voting for city and school district primary
July 18 End of pre-registration of voters for city primary
August 5 Extended hours for absentee voting
August 7 Extended hours for absentee voting
August 8 Municipal and school district primary
September 22 Begin absentee voting for general election
September 26 National Voter Registration Day
November 4 Extended hours for absentee voting
November 6 Extended hours for absentee voting
November 7 Municipal and school district general election
January 1, 2018 Terms of elected officials begin