MAP: Where, How to Vote on Election Day

Need to know where to cast your vote? We've got you covered.

Election Day is nearly here.

If you need to know where to vote, check out the attached PDF. Because of redistricting this year, some voters have shifted precincts, wards and polling locations. We've also attached the map showing the new boundaries for 2013.

If you're still not able to figure out where you should vote, head to the Secretary of State website polling location page.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Need to read up on the candidates? You can read find out more at our candidate bio page and in our Election Guide.

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Voting Locations  (Also see attached map)


Polling Place


Ward 1 Precinct 1

First United Church of Christ

300 Union St.




Ward 1 Precinct 2

St. Peter's Lutheran Church

418 Sumner St E.




Ward 2 Precinct 1

United Methodist Church

1401 Maple St. S.




Ward 2 Precinct 2

Northfield Community Resource Center

1651 Jefferson Pkwy.


Ward 3 Precinct 1

Northfield Retirement Community

900 Cannon Valley Dr




Ward 3 Precinct 2

Bethel Lutheran Church

1321 North Ave




Ward 4 Precinct 1

St. John's Lutheran Church

500 Third St. W.




Ward 4 Precinct 2

St. Olaf College Buntrock Commons

1520 St. Olaf Ave



Registering to Vote*

Before you can vote, you must register.  In Minnesota, you may register at least 20 days before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place. To be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota you must:

  • be at least 18-years-old on Election Day 
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed
  • not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

Registering on Election Day

If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residence. 

To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must bring one of the following with your current name and address to verify your residence in the precinct :

  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
  • A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature 
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address 
  • A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • Both 1) a photo ID from the list below, and 2) a current bill from the list below with your current name and address in the precinct


 Photo IDs (may be expired)    Bills (delivered electronically or by mail)
  • Minnesota Driver's License
  • Minnesota ID Card
  • United States Passport
  • United States Military ID Card
  • Tribal ID Card
  • Minnesota University, College, or Technical College ID Card



  • Utility bill due within 30 days of election day:
    • Telephone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.) 
    • TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
    • Internet services
    • Electric
    • Gas
    • Solid Waste
    • Sewer Services
    • Water 
  • Rent statement dated within 30 days of election day that itemizes utilities
  • Current student fee statement

Voting Etiquette

Can I bring my child with me when I vote on Election Day?
  • Yes. A voter may bring their children with them to a polling place and the children may go with the parent into the voting booth.
May I bring a sample ballot from my political party or the newspaper into my polling place?
  • Yes. Voters may bring a sample ballot from a newspaper or campaign flyer into the voting booth, as long as they take great care to conceal the material from other voters while outside the voting booth and take it with them when they leave.
Can I wear a campaign button or shirt to my polling place in Minnesota?
  • No. Minnesota law clearly prohibits the displaying of campaign materials at or near all polling locations. The Office of the Secretary of State strongly encourages all voters to remove any campaign buttons, t-shirts, etc. before arriving at the polls. Election judges will inform all voters displaying campaign material to conceal or remove it, which may mean taking off a button, zipping up a coat and keeping it zipped, or going into the bathroom to turn a t-shirt inside out.  Read more about Protecting Election Integrity.

* Information provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State

Laura November 05, 2012 at 03:31 PM
When do polls open?
Corey Butler Jr. November 05, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. I guess I forgot to include that. Thanks!
john webb November 06, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I live in Appe Valley not Northfield.


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