Elections and Voting


Special Election - Ward 3 and Ward 4 City Council Seats 

Notice of Candidate Filing

The City of Moorhead will hold a special election to fill vacant City Council seats in Ward 3 and Ward 4. The candidate filing deadline is Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5 pm. The election will occur Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The successful candidate for each ward seat will serve through the remainder of the term (December 31, 2020). 

Running for City Council



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Election Results

Election results are available on the MN Secretary of State website.

General Election
Any eligible voter living in the City of Moorhead may vote at the polling place or combined place designated for the precinct in which he or she resides. These polling places are for the primary general elections.

Ward/Precinct Polling Location Map

Ward/Precinct Polling Location Map for Printing

Polling sites will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on the day of the election.

A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election. An unregistered individual may register to vote at the polling place on election day.  Additional information on voter registration and eligibility at the bottom of this page. 

Find your Polling Place
Enter your address into the Ward/Precinct Finder to identify your polling location, which includes a map to the site. The Ward/Precinct Map provides a description of all ward and precinct boundaries as well as all polling locations throughout the city.

Voter Registration and Eligibility
Voter registration is required in Minnesota.

How to register to vote (links below will direct you to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website):

Who can vote in Minnesota?

  • You must be:
  • You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote
  • You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent

For additional information on voter registration and proof of residence, please visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website or contact the Clay County Auditor's Office.

Running for City Council

Election Administration and Campaigns

Ward Position Term
 1  Council Member
4 years
 2  Council Member
4 years
 3  Council Member
4 years
 4  Council Member
4 years


Election Judges
Election judges are paid officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about the elections process and is a great service to our community. Citizens must be available for the August and November elections in order to apply; preferably all day from 6 am to 10 pm (potentially even later). Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm; election judges are needed earlier and later to open and close polling sites.

Duties performed by an election judge include:

  • Setup of the polling site
  • Operate voting equipment
  • Register new voters
  • Ensure all qualified voters are permitted to vote
  • Demonstrate how to vote
  • Distribute and collect ballots
  • Assist voters
  • Close down polling place following voting
  • Record and certify vote totals

If you are interested in becoming an election judge, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 218.299.5304 or email. You may also fill out the Election Judge Form and mail to City of Moorhead, ATTN: City Clerk, 500 Center Ave, Box 779, Moorhead, MN 56561-0799.

Additional Election Resources

Campaign Finance Reports