ELECTION DATES FOR 2024
ELECTION WARD MAP AND POLLING LOCATION FINDER
Voting Location Information - What You Need to know
Polling locations for the 2024 Elections will be as follows:
WARD 1 PRECINCT 1 Thompson County Park, Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane
WARD 1 PRECINCT 2 Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 Robert Street South
WARD 2 PRECINCT 1 Heritage Middle School, 121 Butler Avenue West
WARD 2 PRECINCT 2 Municipal Center Council Chambers, 1616 Humboldt Avenue
WARD 3 PRECINCT 1 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1154 Seminole Avenue
WARD 3 PRECINCT 2 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1575 Charlton Street
Dakota County mails postcards to registered voters annually with your precinct information.
Visit mnvotes.org for voting and election information.
City Offices on Ballot
City offices on the November 5, 2024, ballot will include three, 4-year City Council seats. There may be a Primary election for these seats.
ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION
Option 1: Valid ID with Current Name and Address. Accepted IDs include: Valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card—or a receipt for any of these, U.S. Passport, U.S. Military or Veteran ID, Minnesota high school ID, Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo and signature.
Option 2: Photo ID with old address plus a bill due or dated within 30 days with Current Name and Address (can be shown on electronic device).
Option 3: 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 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 name and address.
You are eligible to vote if you meet all three of the following criteria:
- • U.S. Citizen
- • At least 18 years old on election day
- • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days or more
There are special rules for those who received a sentence for a felony, have been declared legally incompetent by a Court and individuals under guardianship. Please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office for more information.
All Minnesota voters are allowed to vote early and do not need a valid reason to vote by Absentee Ballot. For residents of West St. Paul, Absentee Ballots are issued and processed by the Dakota County Elections Offices. Absentee Ballots received at West St. Paul City Hall or other County offices will be couriered to the Administration Service Center in Hastings.
Absentee Ballots for the 2024 Primary and General Elections will be available 46 days before the election. Anyone wishing to vote by Absentee Ballot must first complete and submit an Absentee Ballot Application. You may choose to vote by mail or vote in person at any Dakota County Elections Office (see locations below). All ballots, whether voted by absentee or at the polling site, remain secured at Dakota County or West St. Paul City Hall for 22 months following each election, after which time they are destroyed.
Download anhere or stop by any Dakota County Elections Office to vote in person. Absentee Ballots are not available at West St. Paul City Hall.
Administration Service Center
1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033
Northern Service Center
1 Mendota Road
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Visit the Dakota County Elections Office for more information and office hours.
Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office for more information on elections and voting, get a copy of
your sample ballot, search candidate filings, and more. Or contact West St. Paul City Clerk Nicole Tillander
at 651-552-4102 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest!
Would you like to learn more about the election process and the upcoming elections? If so, consider becoming an Election Judge for the City of West St. Paul!
Election Judges are an important part of the election process and may serve as:
Head Judge - in charge of the polling place; opens, closes and assigns duties to other judges.
Greeter Judge - directs traffic flow and maintains order in the polling place. Provides timely information regarding a voter's correct poll location and Election Day registration documents.
Roster/Registration Judge - signs in voters who registered in advance of Election Day; also registers voters same day. Verifies correct poll location and voter information.
Demonstration Judge - explains to voters how to mark their ballot. who registered in advance of Election Day; also registers voters same day.
Ballot Judge - provides official ballots to voters; explains spoiled ballot procedure; monitors and maintains supply of official ballots and secrecy covers.
Ballot Counter Judge - oversees the ballot box area; gives out "I Voted" sticker to voters.
Health Care Facility Absentee Ballot Judge - provides voter outreach and administers absentee voting to voters who reside in a health care facility, VA medical center or hospital.
Absentee Ballot Board Judge - serves on a special board that processes absentee ballots.
Student Election Judge Trainee - students age 16 and 17 can serve as election judges trainees. To serve, students must be a U.S. Citizen in good academic standing at a Minnesota high school (or home schooled). They must also obtain school and parental permission and serve in the county where they reside or in an adjacent county. Trainees are assigned the same duties as other judges, with the exception of tasks requiring party affiliation. Trainees do not designate party affiliation. Trainees must attend and complete the same training as other judges.
Complete the application below or contact the West St. Paul City Clerk at 651-552-4102 for more information.
Training and Certification:
You must complete an Election Judge training course before you may serve as an Election Judge. You will attend a class at least two hours in length, either in person or online, and your certification is valid for two years. Renew your certification by repeating the course every two years. The City Clerk/Local Election Official will keep proof of your training on file.
Head Judges and Health Care Facility Judges are required to complete an additional hour of training. Judges assigned to an Absentee Ballot Board must also receive extra training.
Election Judges are paid for training and time worked. Consider joining the West St. Paul team of Election Judges today!
THE FOUR MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
- Legal Marijuana Now Party
- Republican Party of Minnesota
See Minnesota Statutes 200.2, Subd. 7 for a definition of "Major Party." Click on the party name below to open a new tab and be directed to their website.
255 E Plato Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55107
1717 Tyler St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
7400 Metro Blvd, Ste 424
Edina, MN 55439
See Minnesota Statutes 200.02 Subd. 23 for a definition of "Minor Party." Click on the party name below to open a new tab and be directed to their website.
2114 E 35th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
P.O. Box 40495
St. Paul, MN 55104
1710 Douglas Dr N, Suite 225U
Golden Valley, MN 55422
RUNNING FOR OFFICE
Individuals wishing to run for Mayor or Councilmember during the 2024 Election must fill out and submit an Affidavit of Candidacy, along with the $20 filing fee, to the City Clerk.
The candidate filing period will open in May 21, 2024 and close June 4, 2024. The withdrawal deadline is June 6, 2024.
Click here for more information on eligibility requirements to run for office.
For a list of candidates running for office in West St. Paul, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office.
CAMPAIGN FILING FORMS AND MATERIALS
2022 MATERIALS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
2022 State of Minnesota Campaign Manual
2022 Candidate Materials
CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 211A.02, Subdivision 6, campaign financial reports received by the City of West St. Paul will be available online for four years from the date posted.
2024 Financial Disclosures
More information can be found at the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.
1616 Humboldt Ave
West St. Paul, MN 55118