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.

Questions? Call Election Coordinator Jodi Gallup at (763) 473-8850 or email jodi.gallup@medinamn.gov

 Where do I vote?Medina_Voting_Precincts 3.6.2012

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.

View a Sample Ballot for an Upcoming Election

You can view candidates in your district and a sample ballot by typing your address into the Poll Place Finder

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 starting 46 days before an election.

Absentee Voting by Mail:  Due to COVID-19, voters are encouraged to vote absentee by mail.

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

If you apply more than 46 days before the election, your ballot will be mailed to you at least 46 days prior to the election. If you apply within 46 days of the election, your ballot will be mailed to you within a day or two of your application being received. Your mailed ballot will come with instructions and a return envelope. Ballots must be returned and received before or on election day by 3 p.m.

Absentee Voting in Person: Due to COVID-19, voters are encouraged to vote absentee by mail. If necessary to vote in person, be prepared to follow county and city COVID-19 policies including wearing a face covering and maintaining proper social distancing at all times.

In person absentee voting for the August 11th Primary Election will be available at the Hennepin County Government Center starting June 26th through August 10.

Government Center street level
300 South 6th Street, SL-0700
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Medina City Hall will only be available for in person voting the 7 days prior to the Primary Election.

Medina City Hall Voting Hours:  August 4th to 7th from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, August 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, August 10th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 mnvotes.org and select “Other Ways to Vote”.

Municipal Elections

The City of Medina’s next municipal election will be held in 2020.  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.

Persons interested in running for these offices may file at Medina City Hall (please schedule time with Jodi Gallup) or electronically by emailing jodi.gallup@medinamn.gov for instructions. The filing period begins on Tuesday, July 28th and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The filing fee is $15.

See who has filed (to date) for local office: Link to MN Secretary of State Candidate Filing Search

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 are welcome to attend the candidate forum, which will be held on Thursday, September 17th from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340.

2020 Campaign Financial Reports

2018 Campaign Financial Reports

Published Election Notices

Notice of August 11, 2020 Primary Election Notice

Notice of Election Filing

Notice of Voting Machine Public Accuracy Test for Primary Election

Questions? Call Election Coordinator Jodi Gallup at (763) 473-8850 or email jodi.gallup@medinamn.gov