Elections

The City of Medina administers city, state and federal elections for its residents on even years. The odd year school district elections are administered by each school district. The City is available to answer your questions about polling places, voter registration, absentee voting, and other election information.

 Where do I vote?Medina_Voting_Precincts 3.6.2012

2016 Primary and General Election Voting Locations

Medina has two voting precincts that run along school district boundaries: Precinct 1A & Precinct 1B. Use the Secretary of State’s Polling Place Finder to find your voting location, maps, and the districts that represent you.

Precinct 1A – Orono (ISD #278) and Delano (ISD #879) school districts within the City vote at Precinct 1A, which is located at City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340.

Precinct 1B – Wayzata (ISD #284) and Rockford (ISD #883) school districts within the City vote at Precinct 1B, which is located at the Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive, Medina, MN 55340.

Voter Registration

If you voted in the last election in Medina and have not moved or changed your name, you should already be pre-registered to vote in the next election. If you have not registered to vote and would like to pre-register, you must submit a voter registration application or register online at least 20 days in advance of the next election. In Minnesota, you may register to vote on election day at your polling place. Read more about Election Day registration here: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day/.

How do I check to see if I am already pre-registered to vote in Medina? Click here and type in your name, date of birth, and current address.

Register to Vote Online: Minnesotans can now register to vote or update their existing registration online at mnvotes.org.

Absentee Ballots

Residents may obtain an absentee ballot at Medina City Hall starting 46 days before an election.

Request an absentee ballot using the Secretary of State’s online application

Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail, Fax or Email – Please print the attached form, fill it out and return it to Hennepin County by mail, fax or email (contact information can be found on the form).

For more information on absentee voting and a look-up tool to check the status of your ballot can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at http://mnvotesinfo.sos.state.mn.us/voters/vote-absentee/ or go to mnvotes.org and select “Vote Early by Absentee”.

Municipal Elections

The City of Medina’s next municipal election will be held in 2018.  The offices on the ballot will be the Mayor (2 year term), and two Council Members (4 year terms), which are at-large positions, representing all Medina residents.

Campaign manuals and forms from the Secretary of State’s Office can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/become-a-candidate/campaign-filing-packet/.

Additional information for newly elected officials: League of Minnesota Cities’ Memo on a Good Start to Good Governance

Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters Wayzata/Plymouth Area holds a Medina Candidate Forum prior to each municipal election. All residents are welcome to attend these events. Watch for details during an election year.

2016 Campaign Financial Reports

2014 Campaign Financial Reports

Questions? Call Election Coordinator Jodi Gallup at (763) 473-8850 or email jodi.gallup@ci.medina.mn.us