Voters

From quick, simple answers to detailed information

Learn what's on the ballot this year, how to register, and how and where to vote.

You will find answers and solutions to the most common questions voters have in this section, designed to help ensure all Minneapolis residents are election-ready.

2014 election calendar for minneapolis voters

Feb. 4Precinct Caucuses
May 20 - June 3Candidate Filing period
June 5Deadline for candidate withdrawal: 5:00 p.m.
June 27First day campaign signs can be posted
June 27 - Aug. 11Absentee balloting period for the State Primary Election
July 8Deadline for the Charter Commission to submit a City Charter ballot question for the November General Election
July 22Voter Pre-Registration for the State Primary closes at 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 2Saturday extended hours for absentee voting at City Hall: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 5Public Accuracy Test at the Minneapolis Elections Warehouse
Aug. 9Saturday extended hours for absentee voting at City Hall: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 11Final day of in-person absentee voting - Extended hours until 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 12Primary Election Day - Polls open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 19 - Nov. 3Absentee balloting period for the General Election
Oct. 14Voter pre-registration for the General Election closes at 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 25Saturday extended hours for absentee voting at City Hall: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 28Public Accuracy Test at the Minneapolis Elections Warehouse
Nov. 1Saturday extended hours for absentee voting at City Hall: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Nov. 3Final day of in-person absentee voting - Extended hours until 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 4General Election Day - Polls open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 14Any posted campaign signs must be removed

*Precinct caucuses are run by political parties, please refer to the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State for listings of scheduled caucuses and locations, or download this Caucus fact sheet prepared by the Secretary of State.

How to Vote In Minneapolis

See also:

"Minnesota Votes: Introduction to Voting" Video Series - produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) and the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. 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.

 

Minneapolis 311
Can Help

Contact Minneapolis 311 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.