What's on the ballot?

View your sample ballot from the Minnesota Secretary of State's website roughly 45 days before Election Day to see the candidates and ballot questions that you will be voting on.

General election: November 6, 2018

Federal Offices:
U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator, Special Election
U.S. Representative

State Offices:
State Representatives (various seats)
Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
State Auditor
Attorney General

County Offices:
Commissioner (Districts 2, 3 and 4)
County Sheriff
County Attorney

City Question
Remove Area and Spacing Requirements for Liquor Licenses

School Board
Minneapolis School Board Members at Large (2 seats)
Minneapolis School Board Members District 1
Minneapolis School Board Members District 3
Minneapolis School Board Members District 5

School District Questions
Question 1: Approval of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization
Question 2: Approval of School District Capital Project Levy Authorization

Judicial Offices:
Supreme Court (various seats)
Court of Appeals (various seats)
District Court - 4th Judicial District (various seats)


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.

You can view and print a sample ballot on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website roughly 45 days before Election Day. 

Minneapolis 311
Can Help

Contact Minneapolis 311 Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m., weekends 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.