Special Election - Ward 3 and Ward 4 City Council Seats
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).
- General Election
- Find your Polling Place
- Voter Registration and Eligibility
- Running for City Council
- Election Judges
- Additional Election Resources
- Campaign Finance Reports
Election results are available on the MN Secretary of State website.
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.
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:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old on Election Day
- A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
- Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
- 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.
- Become a Candidate
- Affidavit of Candidacy - File with the City Clerk, Moorhead City Hall (3rd Floor), 500 Center Ave, Moorhead, MN, the filing fee is $5.00.
- Affadavits of Candidacy received by the City Clerk's Office will be posted as they are received
- Data and Maps
|2020 Election OFFICES TO BE FILLED
|1|| Council Member
|2|| Council Member
|3|| Council Member
|4|| Council Member
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.
- Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Provides numerous resources related to Minnesota elections and voting information
- Clay County Auditor’s Office
Administers the functions of Federal, State, and local elections
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