Election results

View results for municipal, county, or school district races. Find links to state and federal results.

Election results timeline

Minneapolis uses ranked choice voting in municipal elections. Here’s the timeline for declaring unofficial winners.

What to expect on election night (November 2)

Offices on the ballot

Initial results appear on the Secretary of State results page in the hours after the polls close (8:00 PM).

If a candidate receives enough first-choice votes to win, we announce the unofficial winner that night. Otherwise, we begin ranked choice voting tabulation for those races the following day.

Ballot questions (charter amendment)

Unofficial results from ballot questions appear on the Secretary of State results page in the hours after the polls close (8:00 PM).

Note: a Minneapolis charter amendment needs at least 51% "Yes” votes in order to pass. See M.S. 410.12 Subd. 4 for more information on these rules.

What to expect the following day (November 3)

The following morning we begin ranked choice voting tabulation for all races without an election-night winner. We post results on this page and our social media after finishing each race.

In recent years we have finished all tabulation in one day. However, we would continue the process on subsequent days if needed until complete.

Election results by year

Election YearRaces on the ballot
2020 Federal, State, County, Council Ward 6 Special Election, School Board, Charter amendments
2018 Federal, State, County, School Board
2017 City of Minneapolis, Park Board (Ranked-Choice Vote)
2016 Federal, State, County, School Board
2014 School Board, Charter Amendments, County Commissioner
2013 City of Minneapolis, Park Board (Ranked-Choice Vote)
2012 Federal, State, County, School Board
2010 Federal, State, County, School Board, Charter amendment
2009 City of Minneapolis, Park Board (Ranked-Choice Vote)
2008 Federal, State, County, School Board
2006 Federal, State, County, Charter amendment, School Board
2005 City of Minneapolis, Park Board
2004 Federal, State, County, School Board
2003 Council Ward 3 Special Election
2002 Federal, State, County, School Board
2001 City of Minneapolis, School Board
2000 Federal, State, County, Charter amendment
1997 City of Minneapolis, School Board, Charter amendments
1993 City of Minneapolis, School Board