Vote Local--It Matters. 2023 Minneapolis Municipal Election Resources.
Municipal Election Calendar—November 7 Election Day
|Early voting period||September 22 - November 6(closed October 9)
Vote early in-person
Vote early by mail
|Early registration deadline||Tuesday, October 17
Registration deadline is 5 p.m. if registering by paper and 11:59 p.m. if registering online. If you miss this deadline, you can still register on Election Day or through the absentee voting process.
Register to vote
|Recommended deadline to apply for a ballot
||Tuesday, October 24
Apply for a mail ballot
|Deadlines to return your mail ballot
||Tuesday, November 7
Ballots sent in the mail must arrive on or by November 7.Ballots dropped off in person due by 8 p.m.Ballots delivered using a service (Fed-Ex, UPS, etc.) due by 8 p.m.
How to return your ballot
|Election Day||Tuesday, November 7
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Find where you vote
|Election results||Wednesday, November 8
Ranked choice voting tabulation will begin the day after
Election Day for any races where an unofficial winner cannot be announced on election night.
2023 Minneapolis Local Election Education
We're gathering information to help Minneapolis voters prepare for the 2023 Elections. Take a read through; if you find the information helpful, share the link with your friends, family and community.
2023 City Council Candidate Forums
- Ward 1: October 4. 2023, 7 to 8:00pm; Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE. There will be a candidate meet & greet from 6:30 to 7 pm. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 3: September 21, 6:30 to 8 pm, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. There will be a candidate meet & greet from 6 to 6:30 pm. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 3: October 23, 7 to 8 pm, MCN6 Studios, 1229 2ndSt NE. There will be a candidate meet & greet from 8 to 9 pm. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 4: September 20, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, North Market Community Room, 4414 Humboldt Ave N. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 5: City Council Candidate Forum (forum starts at 8:20 minutes into video)
- Ward 6: September 14, 7 to 8:30 pm, Brian Coyle Center, 420 15thAve S. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 7: Loring Park/Downtown Area-September 28, 6:30 -8 pm, candidate meet & greet 5:30 -6:30 pm, The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 7 Neighborhood Area–October 12, 7 to 8:30 pm, Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, 2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 8 City Council Candidate Forum videos: Click here for English and Click here for Somali (interpretation starts at 5min 30 sec
- Ward 9: October 10, 6:30-7:30pm, Powderhorn Park Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave South."Click here to view Forum"
- Ward 10: October 26, 6:30 to 8 pm, Abyssinia Cultural Center, 3rd Floor, 322 W. Lake St. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 11: September 27, 7-8:30pm Mayflower Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 12: September 13, 7 to 8 pm, Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36thAve S. There will be a candidate meet & greet from 8 to 8:30 pm. Click here to view forum.
- Ward 13: September 6, 6 to 7:30 pm, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S. Click here to view forum.
Statement on Candidate Forum RecordingsThe League of Women Voters sponsors candidate forms to provide the public with an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues that are important to members of the public. The League is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The views expressed in each forum are those of the candidates, not those of the League of Women Voters. LWV posts complete, unedited recordings of forums. Editing is authorized only for official media reporting. Excerpts or edited clips of candidate forums may not be used for partisan, political purposes.
- Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)
- Practice Using Ranked Choice Voting
- Know Your Rights
- Minneapolis Voting Information
- How to Register to Vote
- Minnesota Polling Place Finder
- Find your Sample Ballot
Where and When is Your Precinct Caucus? Call your political party or check its website:
State of Minnesota
If you want help translating Minneapolis Election information, call 311 or 612-673-3000.
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Your vote is your voice and everyone wants to vote, including people with disabilities. Based in MN statute, The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Voting Rights Act, people with disabilities have specific rights when it comes to voting.
Kid's Guide to Voting
Kids are the voters of tomorrow so let's help them discover why their voice matters. Helping kids gain an understanding of the process of governance with set the stage.