For residents living in the Wayzata Public School District, the 2023 Technology Levy Renewal is on the ballot for the November 7, 2023 election. For more information on where and how to vote, please visit https://www.wayzataschools.org/technology/tech-levy 

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? Contact Caitlyn Walker at caitlyn.walker@medinamn.gov or 763-473-8850.

2022 Local Candidate Results

Kathleen Martin ran unopposed and was re-elected to Mayor.  There were three candidates running for two open seats on the Medina City Council. The local election results are as follows:

Todd M. Albers – received 1,616 votes (elected)

Dino DesLauriers – received 1,285 votes (elected)

Ryan D. Kaplan – received 1,068 votes

11/08/2022 – General Election

The 2022 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8. Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Early voting begins September 23rd. Voters may vote in-person at Medina City Hall from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and Saturday, November 5 from 10 AM to 3 PM. More information on how to vote early: Absentee voting and other ways to vote | Hennepin County

The City of Medina works closely with Hennepin County and the Minnesota Secretary of State to ensure that our election system is safe and secure.

According to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State:

“In our increasingly complex and technologically driven world, data integrity, security, and privacy are more important than ever. Nowhere is that more true than in our election system. The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State works to ensure that every vote is properly cast, counted, and reported.

Minnesota’s reliance on paper ballots is a cornerstone of ballot security. Minnesota does not have ‘electronic voting,’ so the paper ballots are the basis for the outcome of an election. Paper ballots and vote totals are reviewed by city, county, and state election officials several times before an election is ultimately certified by the state canvassing board.”

The Secretary of State’s Office has more information on the commitment to secure and fair elections and elections cybersecurity webpages.

Hennepin County provides additional detail on voting equipment certification, voting equipment testing, post-election audit and voter registration data at the Election Security webpage.

Redistricting Update – Due to redistricting, the Minnesota Senate and House Districts changed. Medina is now in Minnesota Senate District 37 and Minnesota House District 37A.


Where do I vote on Election Day?

General Election Voting Locations

Use the Secretary of State’s Polling Place Finder to find your voting location, maps, and the districts that represent you.

On even years, Medina has two voting precincts that run along school district boundaries: Precinct 1 & Precinct 2.

On Election Day, voting locations are:

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

Precinct 2 – 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.

On odd years, each school district holding an election that year will determine the voting location for Medina residents within their perspective school districts.


Absentee Ballots/Early Voting

Residents may obtain an absentee ballot starting 46 days before an election.

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.

Mail-in Absentee ballots can be returned in-person at Medina City Hall during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or mailed to the Hennepin County Government Center.

Track the status of your mailed ballot at: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx

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 https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote

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.


Municipal Elections

The City of Medina’s next municipal election will be held in 2022.  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.

See who has filed 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 Campaign Financial Reports

2022 Campaign Financial Reports

2020 Campaign Financial Reports

2018 Campaign Financial Reports