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Vote early through March 2 for Minnesota’s 2020 presidential nomination primary

All eligible voters in Osseo can vote absentee — either in-person or by mail — now through March 2. Minnesota’s presidential nomination primary is on Tuesday, March 3.

View your sample ballot from the Secretary of State’s website.

Indicate party of choice for statewide presidential primary

Two major parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the Republican Party, have submitted candidates for the Minnesota ballot.

Voters must indicate their party of choice before receiving a ballot.

Learn more about the statewide presidential primary from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office

Vote early in person

In-person absentee voting is available at Osseo City Hall.

Voters who live anywhere in Hennepin County also can in-person absentee vote at the Hennepin County Government Center – 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis – skyway level. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Learn more about absentee voting in person.

Vote early by mail

Voters must fill out an application online or on paper to receive a ballot. They are not required to be pre-registered to vote to apply to vote absentee. To make the process easier, voters may want to register or ensure you are registered before applying for an absentee ballot.

Ballots will be mailed to voters within one to two days of receiving the application.

Completed ballots must be received on or before the Presidential Nomination Primary Day, March 3. Voters can return ballots by mail or in person. 


Elections in 2020

Local elections in Osseo are held in even years. 

PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION PRIMARY ELECTION
Minnesota's Presidential Nomination Primary Election in 2020 will take place from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

PRIMARY ELECTION

Minnesota's Primary Election in 2020 will take place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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


ELECTION JUDGES FOR 2020
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The City of Osseo is seeking election judges for the upcoming Presidential Nomination Primary Election on March 3, 2020. This type of election has not been conducted in Minnesota for two decades, so this election will be “new” to some people. And, with snowbirds usually gone at this time of the year, the need for judges has increased. 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 763-425-2624 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.


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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