Greenwood, MN

 

Elections, Voting

GREENWOOD PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

Odd year elections are held at Excelsior Elementary School, 441 Oak Street, Excelsior, MN 55331. Odd year elections typically are for school board and referendums.

Even year elections are held at the Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN 55331. In addition to state and federal offices, even year elections include voting for two city council members and the mayor. Click here to see the city council term expiration dates.

Polls are open 7am to 8pm.

City Office Filing Opens: August 2, 2016
City Office Filing Closes: August 16, 2016
Primary Election Date: August 9, 2016 
General Election Date: November 8, 2016

Check your voter's registration status at www.sos.state.mn.us under the Voters Registration Lookup Service.

TO VOTE YOU MUST BE:
A citizen of the United States.
At least 18 years old on the day of the election.
A Minnesota resident for at least 20 days prior to the election.
Properly registered.
 

WHO NEEDS TO REGISTER TO VOTE?
Individuals who have never registered to vote.
Individuals who have moved or changed their names since they last registered.
Individuals who have not voted at least once in the last four years.

WHERE TO PRE-REGISTER:
City Hall, 20225 Cottagewood Road
All Hennepin County Libraries
Hennepin County Service Centers
Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Primary Election Pre-Registration Deadline: July 19, 2016 (also may register on election day)
General Election Pre-Registration Deadline: October 18, 2016 (also may register on election day)

ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION
If you are not able to pre-register, you can register on election day. To do so, you must provide election judges at your polling location with certain acceptable forms of identification to prove your eligibility, such as:

  • A Minnesota Driver's License, Learner's Permit, or Identification Card with your current address (or the receipt for renewal or change of the license or I.D.).
  • A "Notice of Late Registration" received from your city clerk if your voter registration application was received after the last day to pre-register.
  • One of the following documents that contains your name and photo: Minnesota driver's license, identification card, US passport, US military identification card or student identification card from a Minnesota college AND a bill for electric, water, gas, telephone, cell phone, cable TV, sewer or solid waste services with a due date within 30 days of the election that contains your name and current address.
  • Another registered voter living in your precinct who will come to the polling location with you to vouch for your residency.

 

ABSENTEE VOTING

Primary Election Absentee Ballots Available: June 24, 2016
General Election Absentee Ballots Available: September 23, 2016 

  • Eligible voters may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to vote in person on election day for any of the following reasons:
    • Absent from the precinct on election day.
    • Illness or disability.
    • Unable to go to the polling place due to a religious holiday or beliefs.
    • An election judge serving in another precinct.
  • Absentee voters have the following options:
    • Vote in person at city hall during regular business hours starting 46 days prior to election day. City hall also will be open for voting on these Saturdays: 
      • Saturday Primary Election absentee voting: Date To Be Determined, 10am-3pm
      • Saturday General Election absentee voting: Date To Be Determined10am-3pm
    • Have an election ballot mailed to you:
      • Go to sos.state.mn.us
      • Click on “Elections & Voting”
      • Click on “other ways to vote” on top blue menu
      • Click on “vote early by mail”
      • Click on “go to online application”
      • Scroll down to start the form, “county where you live,” etc.
    • Download an Absentee Ballot Application (below) and mail, fax, or email the completed application to:
      • Hennepin County Elections
        PSL 012 Government Center
        300 South Sixth Street
        Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
        Fax 612-348-2151
        Email hc.vote@co.hennepin.mn.us