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The redistricting process in Minneapolis wrapped up at the end of March, with new ward boundaries approved March 2 and new precinct lines adopted March 24. Following the census every 10 years, each state creates new lines of political representation based on updated population numbers, which ultimately trickles down to our the city council and park board. To see a new Ward-Precinct map, visit

All registered voters will receive a postcard from Hennepin County in July with polling place information. It is recommended that all voters verify their polling place before voting this year – there is a simple Pollfinder tool available from the Minnesota Secretary of State found here, but WAIT until mid-June to use this tool, as new data will not be available in the system until that time. Voters can also call the city 311 line as we get closer to the election to inquire about their assigned poll.

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Offices on the ballot

What's on the Election Day ballot in 2022?

All voters will have these state races on their general election ballot:

  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor & Lt. Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • Attorney General
  • State Senator
  • State Representative
  • Judicial seats:
    • Supreme Court
    • Court of Appeals
    • District Court

Locally, voters will also see:

  • County Officials
  • Minneapolis School Board: Districts 1, 3 and 5, plus 2 at-large seats

Plan ahead

Key dates election 2022

School Board Candidate filing period: May 17 - May 31

Candidate withdrawal deadline: June 2

State Primary: Aug. 9

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early voting period: June 24 - August 8

Early registration deadline: Tuesday, July 19
Registration deadline is 5 p.m. if registering by paper and 11:59 p.m. if registering online.

Deadlines to return your mail ballot: Tuesday, August 9
Ballots sent in the mail must arrive on or by August 9.
Ballots dropped off in person due by 3 p.m.
Ballots delivered using a service (Fed-Ex, UPS, etc.) due by 8 p.m.

Election Day: Nov. 8

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early voting period: September 23 - November 7
(closed October 10)

Early registration deadline: Tuesday, October 18 
Registration deadline is 5 p.m. if registering by paper and 11:59 p.m. if registering online. If you miss this deadline, you can still register on Election Day or through the absentee voting process.

Recommended deadline to apply for a ballot: Tuesday, October 25

Deadlines to return your mail ballot: Tuesday, November 8
Ballots sent in the mail must arrive on or by November 8.
Ballots dropped off in person due by 3 p.m.
Ballots delivered using a service (Fed-Ex, UPS, etc.) due by 8 p.m.


Learn more

Hennepin County Attorney and Hennepin County Sheriff Candidate Forums set

A consortium of Hennepin County Leagues of Women Voters (Brooklyn Park/Osseo/Maple Grove, Crystal/New Hope/East Plymouth/Robbinsdale, Edina, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Minnetonka/Eden Prairie/Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and Wayzata/Plymouth) will co-host two candidate forums for the primary election. All candidates who filed for Hennepin County Attorney and Hennepin County Sheriff were invited. These events are free and open to the public. The forums will be live streamed at, and will be available on YouTube and other sources after the event. The specific details for each forum are:
Hennepin County Attorney Forum
This forum will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Boulevard. The candidates are Martha Holton Dimick, Jarvis Jones, Tad Jude, Mary Moriarty, Paul Ostrow, Saraswati Singh, and Ryan Winkler. Candidates will respond to questions on a wide variety of issues of concern to voters. League of Women Voters of Eastern Carver County member Laura Helmer will moderate.
Hennepin County Sheriff Forum
This forum will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Boulevard. The candidates are Joseph Banks, Jai Hanson, and Dawanna Witt. League of Women Voters of White Bear Lake Area member Mary Santi will moderate this event.
Voters attending the forum have two opportunities to submit questions to the candidates. Written questions will be accepted throughout the forum. The League also has an email for voters to submit questions in advance. That email address is Please indicate the name of the forum in questions submitted by email. By League of Women Voters policy, the identity of the person asking the question is confidential. Any questions submitted via email will remain confidential with all identifying information removed before the event.
Audience members will also have the opportunity to submit questions in writing at the event, in accordance with Forum Rules.

MPS District 5


Minneapolis School Board members


The Minneapolis Board of Education (School Board) is the elected policy-making body responsible for overseeing the district's budget, curriculum, personnel, facilities, and for selecting the Superintendent.

The Minneapolis School Board is made up of nine elected directors. Three are citywide and six from geographic districts, shared by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Election districts are different from school boundaries. As of June 13, 2022, the average annual pay for a school board member in Minneapolis is $62,959 a year.

Hennepin County Commissioner Districts

Hennepin County Commissioner

The board of commissioners leads the county government—passing legislation and administering services and programs. Commissioners approve budgets, hire staff, and set policy. The board may elect some of its members to leadership positions, such as president or chairperson, which are usually held for one-year terms.

Hennepin County Sheriff

The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. The sheriff oversees the county’s law enforcement department, including deputies and administrative support. County sheriffs typically enforce the law in unincorporated areas within a county, but they also will sometimes provide law enforcement services to municipalities that do not have their own police departments. County sheriffs are in charge of county jails. They are sometimes called upon to serve subpoenas, protection orders, and eviction notices.

Hennepin County Attorney

The county attorney is the chief prosecutor for the district, representing the government in criminal cases. The attorney investigates crimes, decides whether or not to bring charges against suspects, negotiates plea bargains, and tries cases before juries or judges.

Congressional District 5

MN Senate Districts

MN Representative Districts


League of Women Voters Minneapolis

A non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in all levels of government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Hennepin County voting information

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