Voting - Exercise Your Right

The City of Edina actually contains six school districts, but only has citizens residing in the following four districts who will be holding elections November 4, 2015. The City of Edina holds its municipal election in even numbered years in conjunction with the State General Election. Please note that the Edina School District will also be holding a referendum election on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. 

School District 273 (Edina) General Election

Edina School District 273 will hold a special bond referendum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. For information regarding this referendum, please contact Edina Public Schools Referendum Hot Line, 952-848-4038

Edina School District 273 will hold their regular board election to fill three spots on the Edina School Board on Nov. 4, 2015. Questions regarding affidavits of candidacy for the Edina School Board should be directed to Margo Bauck, 952-848-4004.

City of Edina staff administers Edina School District Election so questions regarding polling locations and absentee ballots may be directed to Edina City Hall Elections at 952-826-0363.

School District 270 (Hopkins) General Election

Hopkins School District 270 will hold their regular board election to fill three spots on the Hopkins School Board. The City of Hopkins School District administers the Hopkins School District Election. Questions regarding absentee ballots or polling locations should be directed to the Hopkins City Hall, 952-935-8474. Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Persons with questions regarding affidavits of candidacy for the Hopkins School District may call Cindy Joyce, at 952-988-4001.

School District 280 (Richfield) General Election

Richfield School District 280 will hold their regular board election to fill three spots on the Richfield School Board and may have an operating levy referendum. Richfield School District administers their own elections and should be contacted at their District Office, 612-798-6012 with questions regarding affidavits of candidacy, polling locations or ballots questions. Absentee Ballots can be obtained from the City of Richfield

School District 283 (St. Louis Park) General Election

St. Louis Park School District 283 will hold their regular board election to fill three spots on the St. Louis Park School Board. The City of St. Louis Park administers the St. Louis Park District Election. Questions regarding absentee ballots or polling location should be directed to St. Louis Park City Hall at 952-928-2840. Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Persons with questions regarding affidavits of candidacy for the St. Louis Park School District may call Becky Flikeid at 952-928-6010. 

Edina Voting Precincts

Edina is divided into twenty precincts. During school district elections citizens may vote at a different polling location than for federal, state and city elections. Check the map to see if you were affected, or go to the Secretary of State's Polling Place finder to find your correct polling location and precinct.

Campaign Lawn Signs

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.
  • 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 below for a larger image of illustrated campaign rules.

Absentee Voting
If you're unable to vote on Election Day then you may want to vote absentee.

Absentee Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters

Civilians who are either temporarily or permanently overseas and military personnel, including their spouses and dependents, are eligible to vote in Minnesota by absentee ballot under The Uniformed Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and Minnesota state law.

If you are in the military or living overseas, see the Secretary of State's page for military and overseas voter services.

Absentee Ballots for Regular Voters 

Anyone who wishes to vote may do so by absentee ballot beginning 46 days before Election Day. For the Edina School District Special Election in May, absentee voting will open at Edina City Hall on Friday, March 20, 2015. Absentee voters may vote until Monday, May 4, 2015. For the School District’s November Board Election, absentee ballots will be available from Friday, September 18, 2015 through Monday, November 2, 2015.

Minnesota voters can now request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org through a new tool launched by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. The service allows voters to apply for an absentee ballot quickly and easily without the need to print, scan forms and return by mail, fax or email. A similar tool for military and overseas voters was introduced in 2013. Click here to obtain an online absentee ballot.

Absentee voters can cast their ballot in two ways:

1. Vote in person at Edina City Hall

During regular hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

During the extended hours listed below:

Dates in 2015

Days of week

Extended voting hours

May 2

Saturday

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 4

Monday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 31

Saturday

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Nov. 2

Monday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Check back later this year for possible additional hours. 

2. Submit your ballot by mail

Call 952-826-0363 to have an application mailed to you, or download the absentee ballot application

Contact the Edina Elections to learn about how to apply to receive an absentee ballot application on an ongoing basis.

For more information, please contact any of the following:

Voter Registration
PH: 952-826-0363, TDD: 952-826-0379

Minnesota Secretary of State
PH: 651-215-1440

Hennepin County Elections
PH: 612-348-5151

Minnesota League of Women Voters
PH: 651-224-5445

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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