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Posted on: June 18, 2018

2018 Election Information

Election 2018

The Primary Election will be held on August 14 and the General Election on November 6.  In addition to Federal, State, County, Judicial and some School District offices, Blaine residents will be electing Councilmembers from Wards 1, 2 and 3.


REGISTER TO VOTE

You may register and vote in Minnesota if you:

  • will be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • are a citizen of the United States
  • will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
  • are not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote
  • have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
  • have been convicted of a felony but the felony sentence has expired (been completed) or have been discharged from sentence and have read and understand the statement that giving false information is a felony punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both

You can pre-register to vote before Election Day by visiting www.mnvotes.org -- the deadline to register for the Primary Election is July 24.  If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration you may do so at your polling place on Election Day with proof of residence. 


ABSENTEE VOTING

Any voter can vote before Election Day by completing an absentee ballot. In-person absentee voting will be held at Blaine City Hall and Anoka County Elections Office beginning June 29th for the Primary and September 21 for the General, or you can request an absentee ballot application at www.mnvotes.org or by contacting the Anoka County Elections Office. Complete and return your application as early as possible by any of the following methods:

Mail: Anoka County Elections, 2100 3rd Avenue N. Suite W130, Anoka, MN 55303

Fax: 763-422-7526

Email: send a scanned image of your application to elections@co.anoka.mn.us


An absentee ballot will be mailed to you within two business days. The absentee ballot will contain voting instructions and a return envelope. Be sure to follow the absentee instructions very carefully and return the ballot as soon as possible.  For more information contact Anoka County at www.AnokaCounty.us/Absentee-Voting or 763-324-1300.


WHERE DO I VOTE?

To find out where you vote go to www.mnvotes.org and click on Election Day Voting.  Once you type in your street address you will be able to see your polling place, precinct number, driving directions, a sample ballot, and lots of other voting information. 


 For more Election information visit www.BlaineMN.gov/Elections or contact the City Clerk’s Office at BlaineElections@blainemn.gov or 763-717-2737

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