Elections in 2020 include the Aug. 11 State Primary and the Nov. 3 General Election. Below are options for early voting. Voting early by mail will help minimize direct contact with others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply now to receive your absentee ballot. Early voting for the State Primary election begins June 26. City Hall is open for in-person absentee voting.
Apply Online to Receive a Ballot in the Mail
To vote by mail, you must apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. Complete the online absentee ballot application for one or both of the 2020 elections – the August 11 State Primary and the November 3 General Election. When ballots are available (46 days prior to each election), the ballots will be mailed to you with a postage-paid envelope for return.
It is recommended you apply for a ballot at least 10 days before Election Day. This gives you the best chance to get your ballot in the mail and having time to mail it back or drop it off. You can apply after this date, but each day increases the chances you will not be able to receive and return your ballot by Election Day.
Apply by Mail, Email or Facsimile
Complete the absentee ballot application (PDF) and return it by email, mail, or in-person to:
Hennepin County Elections
300 S 6th Street, MC 012
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
2020 Election Calendar
|June 26||Absentee voting begins for State Primary Election|
|July 21||Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for Primary Election|
|July 28||Candidate filing opens for State General Election. Individuals wanting to run for the two City Council member seats may file their Affidavit of Candidacy with the required $5 filing fee (or petition) at Wayzata City Hall.|
|August 8||Open Saturday for absentee voting (from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)|
|August 10||In-person absentee voting for the State Primary closes at 5 p.m.|
|August 11||State Primary Election Day. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|August 11||Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m. for State General Election.|
|September 18||Absentee voting begins for State General Election|
|October 13||Last day for voters to pre-register to vote for the State General Election (ends at 5 p.m.)|
|October 31||Extended hours for absentee voting (from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)|
|November 2||In-person absentee voting for State General Election closes at 5 p.m.|
|November 3||State General Election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
Election Sign Rules in Wayzata
Please be aware of the City’s code related to posting political campaign signs.
Wayzata zoning code states: "Free-standing, temporary political signs, which may remain for a period of not more than eight (8) weeks prior to an election and five (5) days after an election, provided that such signs are no more than six (6) square feet in area and are placed with permission of the property owner or lessee, except during August 1 and ten days following the general election in any State general elction year pursuant to Minnesota Statue 211B.045., which does not place any size restrictions on non-commercial signs during that time period.
View the Election Ballot online at What’s On My Ballot.
Information is subject to change based on actions of the Minnesota Legislature and current rulemaking.