Official publications and notices

Find election-related official publications and public notices as required by City, State or Federal regulation.

Seal of the City of Minneapolis, MN

Notice of Absentee Ballot Board Operations

For the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, the Minneapolis Absentee Ballot Board will meet daily during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 21 and continuing through Nov. 10. Weekend hours will be scheduled as needed. On Election Day, Tues., Nov. 3, the Board will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The entire proceedings of the Absentee Ballot Board shall be livestreamed for public access and monitoring via the City’s Youtube Channel.

Two observers designated by each of the major political parties may attend the proceedings of the Absentee Ballot Board in person. Observers must provide identification by name and political party affiliation before being admitted and are required to comply with all instructions and safety protocols while in attendance.

The Absentee Ballot Board operations will be conducted at the Minneapolis Convention Center located at 1301 2nd Ave S.

Notice of General Election

Notice is hereby given to all voters qualified to vote in the Primary Election for Special School District No. 1 in the City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota to be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing candidates for the following offices:

  • School Board Member At Large
  • School Board Member District 2, 4 & 6

See full Notice of General Election

Published in Finance and Commerce on October 20 & 27, 2020.

Notice of Public Accuracy Test of Minneapolis Voting Equipment

A public accuracy test, pursuant to Minnesota Statute 206.83, will be conducted on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am to demonstrate the accuracy of the voting systems used for tabulation of ballots in the polling locations used in the November 3, 2020 General Election. Due to the declared local public health emergency, representatives of the political parties, candidates, press, and the public cannot observe the process in-person. Instead, the process can be viewed via the livestream on the Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services Facebook and Twitter (@VoteMpls). The livestream will also be carried on the City’s Youtube Channel.

Published in Finance and Commerce on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Notice of Public Accuracy Test of Minneapolis Voting Equipment

A public accuracy test, pursuant to Minnesota Statute 206.83, will be conducted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am to demonstrate the accuracy of the voting systems used for tabulation of absentee ballots in the 2020 General Election. Due to the declared local public health emergency, representatives of the political parties, candidates, press, and the public cannot observe the process in-person. Instead, the process can be viewed via livestream on the Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services Facebook and Twitter (@VoteMpls). The livestream will also be carried on the City’s Youtube Channel.

Published in Finance and Commerce on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Charter Amendment Ballot Questions

Special Municipal Elections (2020-00438)
"Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to comply with Minnesota election law related to uniform dates for special municipal elections and to provide that a special election be held on a legal election day under Minnesota law that is more than 90 days from a vacancy in the office of Mayor or Council Member?"

Redistricting of Wards and Park Districts (2020-00650)
"Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to allow ward and park district boundaries to be reestablished in a year ending in 1 and to allow the use of those new boundaries for elections in that same year; to allow ward and park district boundaries to be modified after the legislature has been redistricted to establish City precinct boundaries; to provide that an election for a Council Member office required by Minnesota law in a year ending in 2 or 3 after a redistricting shall be for a single 2-year term; and to clarify that a regular election means a regular general election?"

Published in Star Tribune October 15 and 22, 2020
Published in Finance & Commerce October 15 and 22, 2020