Primary Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 9. The primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.
Voters will be choosing candidates for local and state races. Below is information about how, when and where to vote in the states’ primary election.
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota, you must be at least 18 years old on Election Day, be a citizen of the United States, have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day, have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed, not be under court-ordered guardianship in which a court has revoked your voting rights and not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law.
How to register
For the Aug. 9, 2022 primary election, voter pre-registration closed at 5 p.m. 21 days before the primary - Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
If you were previously registered to vote and have voted at least once in during the last four years, you are already registered. However, if you moved since you voted last, even if it is just to a new address within the city, you must update your registration.
To register online you need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number. In Minnesota, you can register or update your registration at the polls on Election Day. To register at your polling place on Election Day, proof of residence is required.
Ways to vote
• Vote early by mail (absentee)
Minnesota voters can vote early by mail starting 46 days before Election Day. All county election offices have in-person absentee voting. Some cities and towns offer in-person absentee voting. To be valid, absentee ballots typically require a witness signature from another registered Minnesota voter. Online absentee ballots can be requested any day of the year except on Election Day.
Absentee ballots can be returned by mail to your county election offices. (Note: time restrictions apply to online absentee ballots returned by mail). Completed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
Absentee ballots can also be returned in-person to your county elections office by 3 p.m. on Election Day.
• Vote early (in-person)
Early voting is available until the day before the election. Early in-person voting starts 46 days before an election. The first day to vote early in-person started June 24 and continues through Friday, Aug. 8, 2022. To register early at a voting location, eligible voters need to provide proof of a current address.
Voting on Election Day
• Voting on Election Day
On Election Day, most polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
If your voter registration is current, your name will be on the voter list at your polling location. The state of Minnesota does not require you to show an ID to vote. Identification or proof of address is only needed if you register to vote at the polls.
Marine on St. Croix
For questions about city email firstname.lastname@example.org offices or contact (651) 433-3636
Marine residents will vote for representatives of the following election districts:
• US Representative District 8
• State Senator District 33
• State Representative District 33B
• Governor and Lt Governor
• Attorney General
• Secretary of State
The City of Scandia precinct is located Scandia Community Center
14727 209th St. N., Scandia, Minnesota 55073
For questions contact the city office at 651 433-2274.
Scandia residents vote for representatives of the following election districts:
• Congressional District: 8
• Minnesota Senate District: 33
• Minnesota House District: 33B
• Judicial District: 10
• Washington County Commissioner District: 1
• School Districts: 831 (Forest Lake), 2144 (Chisago Lakes) or 834 (Stillwater) depending upon place of residence.
Washington County polling locations
• Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake
• Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Pkwy, Cottage Grove
• Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave. N, Oakdale
• Washington County Gov’t Center, 14949 62nd St. N, Stillwater
• RH Stafford Library/ Central Park, Lower Level, 8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
For more information on registering to vote visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/ OR contact city or county offices.
For voting information visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/
For voters with questions about where to vote, there is a “Polling Place Finder” available online at pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us