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

Become an Election Judge – Election Judge Application

The City of Medina is calling on eligible residents to serve as election judges for all three of our upcoming 2020 elections on March 3rd; August 11th, and November 3rd. Election judges are paid positions that supervise and help with elections at the polls. Serving as an election judge is a great opportunity for Medina residents to meet others in their community. And while the work can be challenging, it is so rewarding that nearly all judges return each year!

You must be an eligible voter in Minnesota to serve as an election judge, and you must be able to read, write and speak English. Here are some general duties of an election judge: open and close the polls, register and sign in voters using an iPad, be responsible for the security of all election materials, distribute and collect ballots, help voters requiring assistance, and record and certify vote totals.

If you are interested in serving as an election judge, please fill out an Election Judge Application and return by January 10, 2020 to serve as an election judge for the March 3rd election.

 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 by typing your address into the Poll Place Finder

Sample Ballots for the Presidential Nomination Primary Election can be viewed below:

Sample Ballot – Precinct 1A – Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Sample Ballot – Precinct 1A Republican Party

Sample Ballot – Precinct 1B Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Sample Ballot – Precinct 1B Republican Party

Presidential Nomination Primary – Certification of Candidates for the March 3, 2020 Election

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

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 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.

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.

2018 Campaign Financial Reports

2016 Campaign Financial Reports

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