Elections in 2022
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 9th and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. All city polling places will be open from 7am to 8pm. Absentee balloting will be available prior to each election at the Administration Office or by requesting an absentee balloting from the Secretary of State’s Website at https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/.
National, state, and county primaries are held in August of even-numbered years. The mayor and city council positions are voted on at the general election which is held in November in even-numbered years.
The positions on the City Council that will be voted on at the 2022 general election will be for Ward 2, Ward 4, and At-Large. City positions are non-partisan.
Information for Election Day
Polls open on election day at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. To determine which ward to vote in please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s site. Opens in New Window The polling place locations have changed from the 2020 elections and are as follows:
- Ward 1 - Senior Center at 538 Rhinehart Drive SE
- Ward 2 - City Hall Training Room located on the 1st floor at 600 Demers Avenue NW
- Ward 3 - Senior High School at 1420 4th Ave NW - enter Door 2 or the entrance by the gyms on the north side of the school.
- Ward 4 - Senior High School at 1420 4th Ave NW - enter Door 2 or the entrance by the gyms on the north side of the school.
- Ward 5 - Senior High School at 1420 4th Ave NW - enter Door 2 or the entrance by the gyms on the north side of the school.
View the Ward Map (PDF) Opens in New Window . This map was adopted by the Council after the redistricting process was completed following the census.
Please contact the Administration Office with questions at 218-773-2483.
New residents or residents who have not voted in the last four years have a few options to get registered for voting.
Option 1 - Online Registration - Register online at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Opens in New Window This information is sent to Polk County and your name will be added to the roster for election day as long as you register a minimum of 21 days prior to election day.
Option 2 - Paper Registration - The Administration Office in City Hall has voter registration forms that can be filled out and mailed to the County. This form also needs to be received by the County a minimum of 21 days before election day to be included on the roster.
Option 3 - Election Day Registration - Residents have the ability to register to vote on the day of the election. S Opens in New Window ee the list of items that could be used as proof of residence to register on election day.
Absentee Voting Information
There are also three options for voting absentee for an election. Absentee ballots will be available for the Primary and the General Elections in 2022 and will be available starting 46 days prior to each election day.
Option 1 - Apply online - F Opens in New Window ill out the online application to receive an absentee ballot. Once the application is received by Polk County they will be mailing out the absentee ballot.
Option 2 - Apply in person - Residents can call to set a time to stop at the East Grand Forks City Hall at the Administration Office on the 2nd Floor in the West Wing to complete first an application and then receive the ballot and envelopes which can be turned in at the counter or mailed in to Polk County.
Option 3 - Apply over the phone - Residents can call the Polk County Government Center at 218-281-2554. First they will mail out the application and once they receive the application back they will mail out the ballot when available for the election.