What’s on my ballot this year?
- The elections this November are all on the city level. In St.. Paul, all 7 city council seats up for re-election, as are 4 school board seats. Other cities have different seats on the ballot (e.g., Minneapolis has all 13 City council seats, but no school board elections)
- See what your ballot will look like here.
How do I know if I’m registered to vote at my current address?
- You can check if you are registered to vote at your current address at mnvotes.sos.mn.gov/voterstatuscheck/index
- You can change your voter registration address at mnvotes.sos.mn.gov/VoterRegistration/index
- If you aren’t registered to vote, you can register at mnvotes.sos.mn.gov/VoterRegistration/index
Where can I vote?
- In St. Paul, you can vote three ways
- On election day at your polling place. Find your polling place at pollfinder.sos.mn.gov/
- Early in-person at the Ramsey County Elections building at 90 Plato Blvd W, St Paul, MN 55107 on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- By requesting a mail-in ballot and mailing it to PO Box 64098, Saint Paul, MN 55164. or dropping it off at 90 Plato Blvd W, St Paul, MN 55107
How does voting on election day work?
- Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place at pollfinder.sos.mn.gov/
- In MN you can register to vote, or change your registration location on Election Day. If you need to update or register on election day you will need to bring proof of residence (such as a photo ID or utility bill)!
How does Ranked Choice Voting work?
- St. Paul, along with Minneapolis and a few other cities, uses a ranked choice voting system.
- On your ballot, you can rank the candidates in order of your preference (e.g., 1 is your first choice, 2 is your second choice, etc). Or just rank your favorite candidate as a 1 and leave the rest blank.
- If a candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of first-choice rankings in the first round, that candidate wins. If no candidate receives a majority, an “instant runoff” takes place. In that instant runoff, the candidate with the fewest first-choice votes is defeated, and those ballots are reallocated to those voters’ second choice candidates. This goes on until one candidate reaches a majority.