2020 Election Update – What you need to know NOW
It is hard to believe we are entering another election cycle! The 2020 election year is a presidential election year, and there are three election dates to be aware of:
- Presidential Primary, March 3, 2020 - Absentee Voting opens January 17, 2020 (Last day to pre-register February 12, 2020)
- Statewide Primary, August 11, 2020 - Absentee Voting opens June 26, 2020 (Last day to pre-register July 22, 2020)
- Presidential Election, November 3, 2020 - Absentee Voting opens September 18, 2020 (Last day to pre-register October 14, 2020)
This will only be the 5th nomination primary in the State’s history. Although there is a presidential primary, there will still be caucuses for other offices. Updated information on that will be available in 2020. The City of North St. Paul will have two city offices on the November ballot in 2020. The City of North St. Paul does not hold a city primary election, only a city general election. You will be able to make application for an absentee ballot at City Hall or via the website at www.mnvotes.org or https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/elections-voting.
New this year: The City of North St. Paul will only accept applications for absentee ballots. The City will then forward the applications to Ramsey County. The City of North St. Paul will NOT accept any absentee ballots here at City Hall. All completed ballots must be either mailed or delivered to Ramsey County. There is no longer any actual absentee voting or early voting conducted at City Hall.
Ramsey County conducts “in person” absentee voting for the City of North St. Paul, and there will not be “in person” early voting taking place at the North St. Paul City Hall. Instead, there will be ten (10) county operated remote early voting locations for the state primary and the state general election. The locations will be posted on the City website and in the lobby of City Hall.
In January, 2020 there will more updates on this process.