2012 redistricting information for August 14 Primary

Beginning with the Aug. 14 Primary, voters will use the new voting precincts that were set by the 2012 Redistricting Plan. All pre-registered voters received a postcard in early July telling them their new voting precinct and polling place. Minneapolis voters will cast ballots to determine candidates for the General Election.  The Primary includes both partisan and non-partisan primary contests. 

Polls for the Primary are open on Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Minneapolis residents can vote if they are at least 18 years old, are a U.S. Citizen, and have lived in Minnesota for at least 20 days before the election. 

2012 Redistricting Information

The 2012 Redistricting in Minneapolis resulted in 14 fewer precincts, for a total of 119 precincts. Seven new polling place facilities are being used in 2012. Twenty former polling places are not being used. If you are unsure where to vote, enter your home address into the tools at the Minnesota Secretary of State website to find your polling place and view your sample ballot. Visit the City's Elections website to view maps of the new Districts, Wards and Precincts in Minneapolis,

On-line tools help voters participate in the new voting precincts for the Aug. 14 Primary

The Minneapolis Elections Web site links to these tools at the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

The Voter Registration Lookup allows voters to enter their name, birthday, and address, and this tool will quickly tell voters whether they are registered at that address.

To find out where to vote, use the Minnesota Polling Place Finder.

The Absentee Ballot Lookup is an easy and convenient way for voters to check on the status of their absentee ballot.To use the secure service, voters must provide the following information: first and last name (name must match voter’s name entered on the absentee ballot application or voter registration), full date of birth, and the same identification number the voter used on the absentee ballot application. The absentee ballot lookup tool informs absentee voters about the current status of their ballots

How to Register and Vote on Primary Day

Pre-registration is closed for the Primary, but voters can register at the polls by providing one of the forms of identification required by Minnesota law. For more details, visit the City's elections website.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is easy, and has already started at Minneapolis City Hall. With less than a week left before the Primary, voters unable to vote at the polls on Election Day are encouraged to vote in person at Minneapolis City Hall. Minneapolis Elections will be open special hours for absentee voting on Saturday, Aug.11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Absentee voting will close on Monday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. For additional information on absentee voting for the Primary or General Election, see our website or call 311.

Minneapolis 311 open during voting hours for August 14 Primary & November 6 General Election

Minneapolis 311 will extend their usual hours by one hour to serve voters while the polls are open.From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the August 14 Primary, Minneapolis voters can call Minneapolis 311 for information on how to register and where to vote.From outside the city limits dial 612-673-3000. TTY/TTD 612-673-2157.

For More Information

For more information, visit the City's Election website, call 311, or for TTY call 612-673-2157.

Published Aug. 8, 2012