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Elections in 2020

Local elections in Osseo are held in even years. 

PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION PRIMARY ELECTION
Minnesota's Presidential Nomination Primary Election in 2020 was held Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

PRIMARY ELECTION

Minnesota's Primary Election in 2020 was held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

GENERAL ELECTION
General Election in 2020 will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020


This is the calendar for the upcoming election season:
June 26, 2020 1st day campaign signs can be posted
June 26, 2020 Absentee balloting begins for State Primary Election
July 28, 2020 Candidate filing for city positions opens at City Hall ($2 filing fee)
August 11, 2020 State Primary (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
August 11, 2020 Candidate filing for city positions closes at 5 p.m.
August 13, 2020 Candidates may withdraw (until 5 p.m.)
September 18, 2020 Absentee balloting begins for General Election
November 3, 2020 State General Election Day (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
November 9, 2020 Canvass results of city election at City Council meeting
November 13, 2020 Last day for political signs to be posted
January 4, 2021 Term begins for newly elected officials (first Monday in January)

There are three city positions open in the City General Election:
Mayor Two-year term
Council Four-year term
Council Four-year term


Osseo Candidates for 2020

On the general election ballot will be:

  • Mayor term of two years
  • Council two seats for four-year terms
 

Candidates for Mayor

Kathleen Gette
525 2nd Avenue NW
Osseo, MN 55369
Phone 612-483-6512
Email: kathleengette@gmail.com

Duane Poppe
408 5th Avenue NE
Osseo, MN 55369
Phone 952-223-6721
Email: dpoppe@lee-associates.com

Mark Regan
125 5th Avenue NE
Osseo, MN 55369
Phone 612-868-7813
Email: zeakflg@aol.com

Candidates for Council

Harold E. Johnson
12 6th Street NE #106
Osseo, MN 55369
Phone 763-424-3707
Email: hjohnson@ci.osseo.mn.us

Kenny Nelson
509 3rd Avenue NE
Osseo, MN 55369
Phone 763-300-3694
Email: nelson.kenny.440@gmail.com

Alicia Vickerman
16 4th Avenue SE
Osseo, MN 55369
Phone 612-298-7085
Email: aliciavickerman@gmail.com


ELECTION JUDGES FOR 2020

The City of Osseo is seeking election judges for the upcoming elections. Please respond as soon as you can with a completed 2020 Election Judge Application.

About Election Judges 
Election judges are paid officials who staff local polling places, carry out election procedures, and make sure that the rights of voters are protected. Serving as an election judge is a chance to learn about elections and is a great service to the community.

Requirements, Wages, and Time Off From Work 
•You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota and be able to read, write, and speak English.
•You must complete an election judge training course (at least two hours of paid training).
•Election judges can choose to volunteer or be paid. Wages in Osseo are $10 per hour.
•Employers are required to give employees time off to work as an election judge.

For more information about 2020 elections, to MNVOTES.ORG for everything you want to know about elections in Minnesota.

**If you have questions for City Clerk LeAnn Larson, please email llarson@ci.osseo.mn.us or phone 763-425-4064 or main line 763-425-2624 ext. 103. Thank you!


Voting Information

Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register 20 days or more before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place. Your registration remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years. You may update your registration information by completing another Voter Registration Application. These forms are available at City Hall and on the Secretary of State Election Center website MNVOTES.org.

  • Do you want to check your voter registration?
  • Do you want to see a sample ballot?
  • Do you want an abstentee ballot?

These topics and many more are on the Secretary of State website MNVOTES.org.

Register online, in person or by mail. In order to register online, voters must provide an email address and an identification number from one of the following:

  • Minnesota driver's license
  • Minnesota ID card
  • Last four digits of Social Security number


Voters who meet eligibility guidelines to vote can submit a completed voter registration application to Hennepin County Elections by mail or in person. Voters must update their registration if they changed their name or address since the last election.

For more information about elections in Hennepin County, visit hennepin.us/elections.

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Vote early from the safety of your home!
In Minnesota, you don’t have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can vote early with an absentee ballot.
Eligible voters may vote early in person at their local elections office, or by mail. To vote early by mail, request an absentee ballot at mnvotes.org.
Once your application is approved, materials will be sent straight to you!


Where to Vote

On Election Day, voting in Osseo is at the Osseo Community Center, 415 Central Avenue, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

For all general voting questions, please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website MNVOTES.org

If you are a new resident of Osseo, voter registration forms are available at City Hall or on the Minnesota Secretary of State website MNVOTES.org


Campaign Reports

Campaign Financial Certification of Filing Reports will be posted online for four years.

2018 Campaign Financial Certification of Filing Reports


Door-to-Door Advocacy

The City of Osseo requires Solicitors, Peddlers, and Transient Merchants to register with the Osseo Police Department and, in some cases, purchase a license to operate in the city. These restrictions do not apply to Door-to-Door advocacy, which includes "door-to-door canvassing and pamphleteering as vehicles for [sharing] religious, political and other ideas." Canvassers and candidates are allowed to go door-to-door to contact residents at any time of year, but this is especially common during election season.
 

Questions?

Do you still have questions on the voting process or questions related to voting in Osseo? Please contact City Clerk LeAnn Larson by email or by phone at 763.425.4064.

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