Elections – 2016

2016-04-01 15_53_13-MN Votes




Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 (State Primary)
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 (State General Election)

Sample Primary Ballot: Click HERE
Sample General Ballot:  Click HERE
Absentee Ballot Voting: Click HERE

NEW Precinct Location for 2016 for the City of Carver:
412 4TH ST W
CARVER, MN 55315

2016 Campaign Financial Reports

Affidavits of Candidacy for Two Open City of Carver Councilmember Positions:  See details below.

Download (PDF, 178KB)

Polls Open 7:00 AM- 8:00 PM

  • Secretary of State Website:  Click HERE
  • Carver County’s Website:  Click HERE


Voter Eligibility

To register, 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.

To verify if you are registered to vote in Minnesota, click HERE

When and How to Update Your Registration
You must re-register each time you:

  • change address
  • change names
  • do not vote for four years in a row

NOTE:  Update your registration by completing a new registration application.

Registration Dates
You are encouraged to register before Election Day. To pre-register, election officials must receive your application at least three weeks before Election Day.

July 19 – Pre-registration closes at 5:00 PM for the Primary Election
October 18 – Pre-registration closes at 5:00 PM for the General Election

You can register at your polling place on Election Day if you miss the pre-registration date.

Ways to Register to Vote

You can also register to vote by checking a box on your driver’s license application or renewal form. If you move to a new Minnesota residence, you can submit a United States Postal Service (USPS) change-of-address form. USPS will notify election officials of the change. If election officials can match the record in their system, they will update your address and mail a green confirmation postcard to you.

Get Proof of Registration
Proof of registration can be obtained from your county elections office.

Correct an Error on Your Registration Record
If you note a typo in your name on the confirmation postcard your receive after registering, contact your county elections office.

Confidentiality of Voter Registration Data
Read the Voter Registration Confidentiality Notice to learn how voter registration data can and cannot be used.

For more information on Carver County’s voter registration, absentee voting, and other frequently asked questions, please click HERE