Voting - Exercise Your Right

Caucuses 2014. February 4, 2014 all major parties in Minnesota meet to select candidates, vote on platform issues and select delegates for the next level of party convention. Other political parties may alo choose to hold caucuses. Minnesota’s Secretary of State will have a Precinct Caucus Finder available beginning January 15 of their website http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/.  It will display caucus locations provided by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Independence Party and Republican Party. Voters may also contact their political party to find caucus locations. Below are Minnesota’s Major and Minor Political Parties. (Note that parties marked with an * are minor parties and may choose to hold caucuses, but are not required to do so under state statute.)

Democratic Farmer-Labor Party
255 E. Plato Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107
Phone: 651-293-1200
Toll Free: 1-800-999-7457
E-mail: caucus@dfl.org
Website: www.dfl.org

Grassroots Party*
6304 Falcon Court
Edina, MN  55436
Phone:  651-280-7922
E-mail:  tc_wright38@yahoo.com

Independence Party
P.O. Box 40495
St. Paul, MN  55104
Phone:  651-998-9156
E-mail:  Info@MNIP.org

Libertarian Party*
624 Central Avenue
Osseo, MN  55369
Phone:  763-528-5163
E-mail:  andy@lpmn.org
Wesbite:  www.lpmn.org

Republican Party
525 Park Street, Suite #250
St. Paul, MN  55103
Phone:  651-222-0022
E-mail:  caucus@mngop.com
Website:  www.mngop.com

The 2014 elections will include, a U.S. Senate seat, all U.S. House of Representative seats, Governor, Lt. Governor, State Auditor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, all State Representatives seats, county, judicial and local offices. National, state and county primaries are held in August of even-numbered years. Minnesota has a consolidated primary ballot that allows voters to make a secret choice of a major party primary plus to cast nonpartisan ballots for county candidates.

· Primary – Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Absentee Voting Begins June 27, 2014 for the Primary

· General Election – Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Absentee Voting Begins Sept. 19, 2014 for the General Election

Redistricting 2014

Following redistricting Edina State House Districts 49A and 49B boundary split the York Plaza buildings located at 7200 and 7220 York Avenue. into two legislative districts and two voting precincts.  Before the August 2014 primary legislation will become effective moving York Plaza wholly into Representative District 49B and Edina Voting Precinct 18 located at Edinborough Park .  Check the map to see if you were affected or go to the Secretary of State’s Polling Place finder at http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us to find your correct polling location and precinct.

Download the updated precinct map here.

Federal Legislative Districts
Edina is in two U.S. Congressional districts.  District 3 includes Precincts 1A, 1B, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15.  District 5 includes Precincts 3, 4, 8, 9 and 14.

State Legislative Districts
Minnesota Senate District 49 consists of all Edina precincts (1A through 19)

Minnesota House District 49A includes Edina Precincts: 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 and 17

Minnesota House District 49B includes Edina Precincts: 12, 13, 18 and 19

Municipal Election
Edina’s municipal elections are nonpartisan and candidates run for their seats at large. Edina will hold its municipal election Nov. 4, 2014, Edina voters will elect two Council Members at the November General Election. Terms for these Council positions are four years beginning Jan. 1, 2015 and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

People interested in running for office in Edina must file an affidavit of candidacy. The filing period for affidavits of candidacy opens July 29, 2014 and closes Aug. 12, 2014. To file for office, an individual must meet the following requirements:

• Candidate must be an eligible voter.

• Is, or will be on assuming the office, 21 years of age or older.

• Maintained residence in the district from which the candidate seeks election for 30 days before the general election.

Candidates must file an Affidavit of Candidacy and pay a $5 filing fee with the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact City Clerk Debra Mangen, 952-826-0408. Packets of information for persons interested in filing will be available beginning in June of 2014.

Campaign Lawn Signs
In a state general election year (even years), Edina’s sign ordinances are overruled by Minnesota Statutes 211B.045 from 46 days before the primary until 10 days after the general election, and campaign signs may be posted in any size and number. For 2014, this period begins June 27 and ends Nov. 16, 2012.

  • Campaign signs posted in connection with the elections held at times other than a state general election are subject to the following:
    • Maximum Size - six square feet.
    • Maximum Number - one sign for each candidate per frontage.

Minnesota State Statutes and the Edina City Code regulate the placement of campaign signs.

Following is a short summary of some of the regulations:

· No signs shall be placed in the right-of-way without the permission of the property owner.

· No signs should interfere with regulatory signs and traffic control devices.

· Minnesota State Statute 211B.045 states the signs may be posted from June 25 of the year of the election, until ten days after Election Day, and exempts non-commercial signs from any restriction to the size or number during that time.

· No sign shall be located in such a manner as to impede the view at intersections.

· No sign shall be attached upon trees, rocks or power poles.

· No sign shall be placed on parkland, or other publicly owned property or bridges/overpasses.

Refer to City ordinances and state statutes on MnDOT’s website (please use following link with the previous phrase as the label: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/rw_signs.html) for full details.

Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 952-826-0408 with any questions.

Campaign Sign Rules
Click the thumbnail above for a larger image of illustrated campaign rules.

Administration Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424

Mail@EdinaMN.gov
952-927-8861

Hours: 
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Download an absentee ballot application here. 

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