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 Nichole Vogel at #763-473-8845 or email: nichole.vogel@medinamn.gov

Are you interested in being involved with the 2022 elections?

This is a great opportunity to help your community! Apply to be an election judge in Medina!

Applications are due by May 15, 2022. Download the application here and return it in person, or by mail to: City of Medina | 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN  55340



A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.

More information: Minnesota Secretary Of State – Primary election



Polls are open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

More information: Minnesota Secretary Of State – Elections & Voting


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


2020 Local Candidate Results

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

Joseph Cavanaugh – received 1,811 votes (elected)

Robin Reid – received 1,463 votes (elected)

Peter Galzki – received 1,427 votes

Stacia Whelan – received 962 votes


Candidate Campaign Financial Reports

2020 Campaign Financial Reports

2018 Campaign Financial Reports