City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Election Information


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To be eligible to run for City Council, candidates must be a resident for 30 days before the election, be a qualified voter, 21 years old and not running for another office in the same election.

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day voting hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.


2016 Election results in Scott County are now available, visit the Scott County Elections website.
For information detailing election results state-wide, go to the Minnesota State Election Reporting System webpage here. For information about candidates running for offices in the state general election visit the Secretary of State's 2016 State General Election Candidate Filings webpage.

The City of Prior Lake has eight voting precincts. Click here for a downloadable map that illustrates all the city's precinct locations. You can also click on this Minnesota Secretary of State Polling Place Finder.

People wishing to register to vote may register online with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. You may also download a Minnesota Voter Registration Application and mail or drop off at: Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, MN 55379. Do not mail in registrations less than 20 days before Election Day (registration temporarily closes 20 days before the election; therefore, the last day to pre-register to vote in person is Oct. 18, 2016). Eligible voters may also register on Election Day at their respective precinct. To be eligible, individuals must have resided in Prior Lake at least 20 days and bring one proof of residence.

You can check to see if you are already registered to vote by visiting the Secretary of State Voter Status website.

Before any election, residents may vote absentee starting 46 days before the election (Sept. 23, 2016) at the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Ave. W. in Shakopee (not in Prior Lake) during regular business hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). You can also vote absentee on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. You may pick up an application for an absentee ballot in person, or request one by mail from the Scott County Elections Department at (952) 496-8560. Click here for information, forms and an Absentee Application, or call the Scott County Elections Department at (952) 496-8560.