Elections

Voter Information

The city clerk and elections office is available to answer your questions about voter registration and elections. The city clerk administers city, state and federal elections. The next city-administered election is the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.

Important Election Dates

  • Sept. 18: Absentee ballots sent out for those who have already requested one; in-person early voting for the General Election begins.
  • Oct. 13: Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for the General Election. Voters can still register to vote when absentee (early) voting or at their polling location on Election Day.
  • Oct. 27: Direct balloting begins for in-person absentee voting (voters feed the ballot through the tabulator just like on Election Day).
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: New Hope City Hall open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for in-person absentee voting.
  • Nov. 2: In-person absentee voting for the General Election ends at 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: General Election Day, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Polling Location Change for 2020

Due to COVID-19, the city of New Hope has relocated Precinct 6 from NorthRidge Health and Rehab to New Hope City Hall for the 2020 elections. Households in Precinct 6 were sent notification of the change via a postcard mailing.

Recommended Social Distancing

Based on recommendations form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health, the city of New Hope requests voters to wear face masks and stay 6-feet apart through the in-person voting process. The city of New Hope strongly encourages voters to vote early by mail or in-person with an absentee ballot.

Sample Ballots, Poll Finder and More

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at mnvotes.org to take action and find information:

  • View sample ballots
  • Find your polling location using the polling place finder
  • Register to vote or update your voter registration
  • Apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail or track the status of your absentee ballot
  • View election results

Time Off to Vote

In a state or federal election, state statute gives eligible voters the right to arrange for time away from work to vote on Election Day without penalty or loss of salary or wages.

Additional Information

  • New Hope Elections Line: 763.531.5160
  • MN Secretary of State’s Election Information: mnvotes.org

Contact
Valerie Leone, City Clerk
4401 Xylon Ave N
763-531-5117
Email: vleone@newhopemn.gov