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Election Dates for 2024
February 27, 2024 - Precinct Caucus dates as set by Minnesota Statutes 202A.14, unless the chairs of the two largest major political parties jointly notify the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State of a different date by March 1 of the preceding year.
March 5th, 2024 - Presidential Nomination Primary
August 13, 2024 - Primary Election
November 5, 2024 - General Election
Election Ward Map and Polling Location Finder
Voting Location Information - What You Need to know
The City of West St. Paul has adopted the following precinct map. Your polling location may have changed. Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's Pollfinder to find your current voting location.
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.
Visit Minnesota Secretary of State's Elections site for additional information.
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.
VOTING ELIGIBILITYYou 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.
ABSENTEE VOTINGAll 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 by Dakota County Elections Offices. Absentee Ballots received at County Offices will be picked up by election officials or couriered to West St. Paul City Hall for processing by the City Clerk's Office.
Absentee Ballots for the 2022 General Election 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). You may also choose to take your Absentee Ballot with you and drop it off at City Hall, which is where your Absentee Ballot will be processed and counted. All ballots, whether voted by absentee or at the polling site, remain secured at City Hall for 22 months following each election, after which time they are destroyed.
Download an Absentee Ballot Application here or stop by any Dakota County Elections Office
to vote in person. Absentee Ballots are not available at West St. Paul City Hall.
Northern Service Center
1 Mendota Road
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Administration Service Center
1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest! Election Judge applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back closer to the 2024 elections.
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.
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 who did not register in advance. Refers voters to correct poll location if current location is incorrect.
Demonstration Judge - Explains to voters how to mark their ballot.
Ballot Judge - Provides official ballots for voters. Explains spoiled ballot procedures. Monitors and maintains supply of official ballots and secrecy covers.
Ballot Counter Judge - Oversees the ballot box area and gives out "I Voted" stickers.
Health Care Facility Absentee Ballot Judge - Delivers ballots to voters who reside in a health care facility or hospital.
Absentee Ballot Board Judge - Serves on a special board that processes absentee ballots.
Student Election Judge Trainees - Students age 16 and 17 can be Election Judge 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. Like other judges, they do not have to serve the entire day and cannot work past 10:00 p.m. Trainees are assigned the same duties as other judges, with the exception of tasks requiring party affiliation. Trainees do not designate party affiliation. Trainees are not counted towards the minimum number of Election Judges required to be present. The number of trainees may not be more than one-third of the total Election Judges present. 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 FOR 2022, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
- Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party
- Legal Marijuana Now Party
- Republican Party of Minnesota
MAJOR PARTIES 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
Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party
2114 E 35th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Legal Marijuana Now Party
1835 Englewood Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
Republican Party of Minnesota
525 Park St. #250
St. Paul, MN 55103
MINOR PARTIESSee 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.
Green Party of Minnesota
4200 Cedar Ave S, Suite 8
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Independence Party of Minnesota
P.O. Box 40495
St. Paul, MN 55104
Libertarian Party of Minnesota
1710 Douglas Dr N, Suite 225U
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Who represents me?
RUNNING FOR OFFICE
Individuals wishing to run for the position of 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 of 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.2022 Financial Disclosures
2020 Financial Disclosures
Candidate Filing Notice for 2022
Notice of Public Accuracy Test 2022 State Primary Election
Notice of Public Accuracy Test 2022 State General Election
Resolution No. 22-022 Affirming Precincts and Polling Places for 2022 Municipal Elections After Redistricting
West St. Paul Precinct Map
Notice of 2022 State Primary Election
Notice of 2022 State General Election
Ward 1 Precinct 1
Ward 1 Precinct 2
Ward 2 Precinct 1
Ward 2 Precinct 2
Ward 3 Precinct 1
Ward 3 Precinct 2
More information can be found at the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.
1616 Humboldt Ave
West St. Paul, MN 55118