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.

General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Polls Open:  7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 Where do I vote?Medina_Voting_Precincts 3.6.2012

2018 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 November 6, 2018 Election

Sample Ballot – Medina P1A (Orono ISD 278)

Sample Ballot – Medina P1A (Delano ISD 879)

Sample Ballot – Medina P1B (Wayzata ISD 284)

Sample Ballot – Medina P1B (Rockford ISD 883)

If you are unsure what the district split/ballot is for your home, you can also view sample ballots using 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 at Medina City Hall starting 46 days before an election.

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

Request an Abentee 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 on November 6, 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. The filing period for local offices closed on August 14, 2018 at 5 p.m.

The following candidates have filed for office in Medina:

Mayor (one open seat)

John G. Anderson

Kathleen M. Martin

City Council (two open seats)

Dino DesLauriers

Todd M. Albers

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. The 2018 Medina Candidate Forum will be held on Wednesday, September 26th beginning at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340. All residents are welcome to attend this event. Medina Candidate Forum Flyer.

2018 Campaign Financial Reports

2016 Campaign Financial Reports

2014 Campaign Financial Reports

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