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 on Election Day?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.

On Election Day, voting locations are:

Precinct 1A – Orono (ISD #278) and Delano (ISD #879) school districts within the City, vote at Precinct 1A, which is located in the heated garage directly behind City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340. Due to social distancing requirements for this election, Precinct 1A election day voting has been moved from the City Council Chambers to the heated garage directly behind City Hall. There will be signs directing voters where to go.

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.

Absentee Ballots/Early Voting

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

Absentee/Early Voting in Person: 

In person absentee/early voting for the November 3rd Election is available for all Medina residents at Medina City Hall from September 18th through November 2nd. Starting on October 27th through November 2nd, early voters are able to come in, complete an application to request an early ballot, vote, and place their ballot directly into the tabulator just like on Election Day instead of using a series of absentee ballot envelopes.

Medina City Hall – Council Chambers
2052 County Road 24
Medina, MN 55340

Hours:
October  27th to 30th: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 31st: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, November 2nd: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additionally, Absentee/Early voting is available at the Hennepin County Government Center at:
Government Center street level
300 South 6th Street, SL-0700
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote

Absentee Voting 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.

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 (see addresses below).

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

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 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. The filing period closed at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

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 Forums/Events

There are four candidates running for two open seats on the Medina City Council.  Residents can learn more about the candidates through:

October 11th Meet the Candidates Event – An outdoors (socially distancing) meet the candidates event will be happening at Fields of Medina Park Pavilion (rain or shine) on Sunday, October 11th at 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome to attend. The park is located at 1200 Meander Road, Medina, MN 55340.

Recorded Candidate Forum—The League of Women Voters Wayzata/Plymouth Area held a recorded candidate forum on September 16th.  Residents can view the recording at: https://vimeo.com/459388750.

LocalTies Candidate Interviews and Podcasts—Read about each candidate in the October issue of LocalTies or listen to the LocalTies podcast interviews at: www.localtiesmedia.com.

Candidate Campaign Financial Reports

2020 Campaign Financial Reports

2018 Campaign Financial Reports

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