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City-Wide Election – Tuesday, November 7
November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
The next city-wide election in Minneapolis is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. This will be a municipal election for all city offices, and will use ranked-choice voting.
Find answers and information about what you need to know as a voter, including the three basic steps to voting:
You are eligible to register and vote in Minnesota if you:
- are a United States citizen.
- will be at least 18 years old on Election Day.
- will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately before Election Day.
- maintain residence at the address given on your registration form.
- are not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote.
- have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote.
- have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or you have completed your sentence.*
*Potential voters with a question on the status of a prior felony conviction should contact their probation officer to gain clarification and resolve any status questions prior to completing a voter registration application.
- Giving false information on a voter registration application is a felony punishable by not more than five years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
HOW VOTING WORKS IN MINNESOTA
Videos produced by the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State to help voters prepare for Election Day:
“It’s Election Year, Minnesota” (2 minute video – English) – Animated video provides voters with an overview of the voting process.
Video series produced by the Commission of Deaf, Blind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans and the Office of the Secretary of State:
“Minnesota Votes: Introduction to Voting” Video Series This series can help new voters learn about voting, and is accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), captions, voiceovers, and text and Microsoft Word transcripts of audio content with video descriptions included.What’s on the ballot?
OFFICES ON THE BALLOT FOR THE NOVEMBER MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Council Member – Wards 1 through 13
Board of Estimate & Taxation – elect 2
Park & Recreation Board At Large – elect 3
Park & Recreation Board – Districts 1 through 6
All municipal elections in Minneapolis use ranked-choice voting. Learn more about how ranked-choice voting works and how to mark your ballot in elections using ranked-choice voting.
SAMPLE PRACTICE BALLOT
Once available in mid-September, you can download your sample practice ballot for the Nov. 7 Municipal Election based on your home address. The ballot at each of the 132 voting precincts in the City of Minneapolis is different, with races differing based on address, and with a different order for candidates appearing on the ballot in many offices.
A sample ballot, or practice ballot, lists all the candidates running for office and any ballot questions, just as the ballot for your precinct will appear when you go to vote. A sample ballot is an excellent resource for preparing to vote. You can bring your sample ballot with you as a reference when you go to vote at either the Early Vote Center or at your polling place on Election Day.
Where to vote
ON ELECTION DAY
On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling place based on the precinct where you live. All polling places are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for regularly scheduled elections.
List of Minneapolis polling places by precinct
PLEASE VERIFY YOUR POLLING LOCATION as your polling place and/or voting precinct may have changed. Use the Polling Place Finder above, or call 311.
2017 Minneapolis Polling Place – List Only PDF
2017 Minneapolis Polling Place List and Map (11×17 format) PDF
Precincts and polling place maps (8.5 x 11 inches)
Polling place maps (8.5 x 11 inches) with 100 foot no campaigning boundary
Tips for using the Polling Place Finder
Enter your Zip Code – the zip code option narrows the list of streets more than selecting Hennepin County
- Type in 5-digit zip code and click Go.
- Enter your residential house number. Don’t press Enter or click Go until you select your street!
- Select street name from drop-down and click Go.
- View Polling Place information including:
- Ward and Precinct number
- Name and address of polling place
- Map options of polling place location
- Districts for your precinct, including maps of those precincts
- Sample Ballot for the precinct when available
If you have a question about this Polling Place Finder, contact Elections & Voter Services.
BEFORE ELECTION DAY
During the period for absentee voting, all voters can choose to cast a ballot by mail or at a designated in-person voting location. Learn more about options for voting early by absentee ballot.