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Election and Voter Information

Election-Related Dates

Minnesota's 2016 Precinct Caucuses begin March 1, 2016. 

Primary Election - Tuesday, September 15, 2015  (Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

  • Pre-registration is open now through Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
  • Extended hours for walk-in absentee voting - Saturday, September 12, 2015 (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Monday, September 14, 2015 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 

General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2015  (Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

  • Pre-registration is open now through Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
  • Extended hours for walk-in absentee voting - Saturday, October 31, 2014 (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Monday, November 2, 2015 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).


For where to vote, click here for the State of Minnesota Precinct Finder.


HAVA - Help America Vote Act

Click here for a demonstration of the AutoMARK equipment which is available at each polling place.


Filing for City Offices

Filing for Duluth citizens desiring to be a candidate for a City of Duluth elected office is now closed.

The following city offices will appear on the November General Election ballot:

  • Mayor (4 year term) (1 opening).
  • City Councilor - First Council District representing Precincts 1-7 (4 year term) (1 opening).
  • City Councilor - Second Council District representing Precincts 8-13 (2 year term) (1 opening).
  • City Councilor - Third Council District representing Precincts 14-20 (4 year term) (1 opening).
  • City Councilor - Fifth Council District representing Precincts 28-34 (4 year term) (1 opening).
  • City Councilor - At Large representing the entire city (4 year term) (2 openings).

To view the Candidate Filing List, Click Here.

Voting Requirements

NOTE:  If you have voted within the last 4 years AND NOT MOVED you are already registered.



Open registration is available up to 20 days prior to an election by either:

  • Downloading and completing a voter registration application and delivering it in person or by mail to the Duluth City Clerk (330 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802) or the St. Louis County Voter Registration Office (214 St. Louis County Courthouse, 100 N. 5th Ave. W., Duluth  MN  55802).

  • Picking up a Voter Registration Application from one of our distribution sites.  For the locations of Voter Registration Application distribution sites, click here.

Minnesota Voter Registration Application


 If you did not register before Election Day, use any of the following proof of residence options to register at your polling place.

Option 1: ID with Current Name and Address

Accepted IDs:

  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or a receipt for any of these
  • Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo and signature.

Option 2: Photo ID Plus a Document with Current Name and Address

The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device (smartphone, etc.)

Accepted photo IDs:

  • Driver's license, state ID card or learner’s permit issued by any state
  • United States passport
  • United States Military ID card
  • Tribal ID card with the name, signature and photo of the voter
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
  • Minnesota high school ID card

Accepted documents

  • Residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
  • Current student fee statement
  • Bill, account or start of service statement due or dated within 30 days of election day for:
    • Phone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.)
    • TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
    • Internet services
    • Solid waste or sewer services
    • Electric, gas or water
    • Banking or credit card
    • Rent or mortgage payments

Option 3: Registered Voter Who Can Confirm Your Name and Address

A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address.  A registered voter can vouch for up to eight others.

Option 4: College Student ID—If a Student Housing List Was Provided

College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials. 

Option 5: Valid Registration in the Same Precinct

If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the elections official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.

Option 6: Notice of Late Registration

If you pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.

Option 7: Staff Person of a Residential Facility

If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address.

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