What's on the ballot?

SAMPLE PRACTICE BALLOTs available now

Download your sample practice ballot 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.

Offices on the ballot for the November general election

  • United States President and Vice President
  • United States Representative (District 5) 
  • Minnesota State Senator (all districts)
  • Minnesota State Representative (all districts)
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice (Seat 6)
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge (Seats 5, 8, 11 ,13 14, 16 17, 18, 19)
  • Fourth District Court Judge (Seats 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 45, 52, 60)
  • School Board (Districts 2, 4, and 6 + 1 At-Large seat)

Constitutional Amendment

There will be one proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in Minnesota for the General Election.

Ballot language and instructions:

Failure to vote on a constitutional amendment will have the same effect as voting no on the amendment.

To vote for a proposed constitutional amendment, fill in the oval next to the word "Yes" on that question. To vote against a proposed constitutional amendment, fill in the oval next to the word "No" on that question.

Remove Lawmakers' Power to Set Their Own Pay

Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to remove state lawmakers' power to set their own salaries, and instead establish an independent, citizens-only council to prescribe salaries of lawmakers?

Yes

No
 

To vote in favor of the proposed amendment, fill in the oval next to the word “Yes” on that question. To vote against the proposed amendment, fill in the oval next to the word “No” on that question. Not voting on a constitutional amendment will have the same effect as voting “no” on the amendment. Passage of the amendment requires the affirmative vote of 50% plus 1 of the total ballots cast in the election.

School Funding Question

There will also be a school district question to renew the expiring referendum revenue authorization. 

The question is:
"The Board of Special School District No. 1 (Minneapolis Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,604.31 per pupil, which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2016. The revenue will be used to manage class sizes and provide supportive services and activities for students. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for nine years, beginning with taxes payable in 2017, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Special School District No. 1 be approved?"

 

To vote in favor of the question, fill in the oval next to the word “Yes.” To vote against the question, fill in the oval next to the word “No.” Not voting on this ballot question does not impact the results. Passage of the question requires the affirmative vote of 50% plus 1 of those voting on the question.

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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.