Voting Information

+ Voter Registration

Am I registered to vote?

    • Find out if you are already registered to vote at your current address. Click here to begin your search.

Register to Vote (or Update Your Registration) Registration

    • You may register to vote at any time except for the 20 days preceding an election. Online Voter Registration makes it simple! Click here to learn more.

Register on Election Day

  • You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need proof of residence to register. Learn more about registering when you vote

Voting Eligibility Requirements

+ Absentee Voting

Residents may vote by absentee ballot for any election. Absentee ballots will be available 46 days prior to the election. For the Municipal Election on Nov 2, 2021, absentee ballots are available starting Sept 17, 2021. Learn about your voting options below.

Applying To Vote Absentee

To receive an absentee ballot, you'll need to complete an absentee ballot application. Once your completed and signed application is received, your absentee ballot will be mailed to you with instructions. There are several ways to apply for an absentee ballot:

  • Online at mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us
  • In Person at City Hall (2nd floor, 7800 Golden Valley Rd). City Hall is open Mon-Fri, 8 am-4:30 pm.
  • By Mail, Fax, or Email -- Download the Absentee ballot application and send the completed form to:
    • Mail: Hennepin County Elections,
      • PSL 012 - Government Center 300 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55487
      • Fax: 612-348-2151 (Fax)
      • Email: hc.vote@hennepin.us
      If you’re unable to download the application, call 612-348-5151 to request that an absentee ballot application be sent to you.

Vote By Agent

In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you starting seven days before the election. This is called ‘agent delivery.’ Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website for more information or call the City Clerk at 763-593-8012.

Military & Overseas Voters

If you are in the military or residing overseas, there is a different process for applying and voting by absentee ballot. Visit the Hennepin County website for more information.

Track Your Absentee Ballot

You can track your absentee ballot using the Absentee Ballot Status Lookup feature on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

+ Precincts & Polling Sites

The City is divided into eight precincts and two school districts.

  • All precincts are in Congressional District 5.
  • Precincts 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 are in State Senate District 45 and State Legislative District 45B.
  • Precincts 3, 5, and 8 are in State Senate District 46 and State Legislative District 46A.
  • All precincts are in Hennepin County District 2.
  • Precincts 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 are in Robbinsdale School District 281
  • Precincts 2, 3, 5, and 8 are in Hopkins School District 270

Precinct Locations

On Election Day, you must vote in your own precinct. Use the Minnesota Secretary of State Polling Place Locator or find your precinct location below.

Sample Ballots (updated in September 2021)

  • Precinct 1 - NE Fire Station, 3700 Golden Valley Rd (view sample ballot)
  • Precinct 2 - Valley Presbyterian Church, 3100 North Lilac Dr (view sample ballot for Hopkins School District 270)
  • Precinct 2 - Valley Presbyterian Church, 3100 North Lilac Dr (view sample ballot for Robbinsdale School District 281)
  • Precinct 3 - Meadowbrook School, 5430 Glenwood Ave (view sample ballot)
  • Precinct 4 - Sandburg Middle School, 2400 Sandburg Ln (view sample ballot)
  • Precinct 5 - SE Fire Station, 400 Turners Crossroad S (view sample ballot)
  • Precinct 6 - Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd (view sample ballot)
  • Precinct 7 - Sandburg Middle School, 2400 Sandburg Ln (view sample ballot)
  • Precinct 8 - Brookview, 316 Brookview Pkwy S (view sample ballot)