Local voting locations (“polling stations”) will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 9 for the Primary Election. Please note that where you vote may have changed since the last time you voted. Both Edina and Bloomington made major changes in precinct boundaries after the “redistricting” (redrawing of legislative district boundaries) that occurred earlier this year. Other metro-area cities also made changes.
So, even though you didn’t move and your street address did not change, this redistricting could mean that you will be voting in a different location. For an overview of how the precinct boundaries have changed in Bloomington and Edina, CLICK HERE . For more specific information on your own voting location, enter your address into the Secretary of State poll finder before you go to vote.
We highly recommend that you vote in-person to ensure that you can place your ballot directly into a ballot counter. Voting on August 9 is best, but you can also place your ballot directly into a ballot counter if you vote at your local city hall Aug 1 – 8 (the week prior to Primary election day) If you vote earlier than the week prior, your ballot will be placed in a double envelope, to be counted later by Hennepin County.
If you wish to (or must) vote early, absentee and early voting is now open in Minnesota. Mail-in ballots must be received by August 9 to be counted. To request a mail-in absentee ballot, eligible voters must complete an online application at mnvotes.org which is the Minnesota Secretary Of State - Elections & Voting page.
Early voting is available at local city halls. For information on in-person early voting in our area’s cities, click on the links below:
Bloomington [Absentee and early voting available now | City of Bloomington MN].
Eden Prairie[How to Vote | City of Eden Prairie ]
Richfield[Richfield, MN (richfieldmn.gov) ]
St Louis Park[Early (Absentee) Voting | St. Louis Park, MN (stlouispark.org) ]