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Voters will elect two City Council members Nov. 3

Two positions on the Woodbury City Council will be filled Tuesday, Nov. 3, when voters cast ballots in the state general election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the city’s 16 precincts.

Both seats are for four-year terms that begin in January. Eight persons have filed for City Council. They are (in alphabetical order): Andrea Date, Susan Klosterman Finke, Amanda Hemmingsen Jaeger, Linda Ji, Deborah A. Larson, Bob Lawrence IV, Temmy Olasimbo and Kim Wilson. They are seeking to fill the Council positions currently held by Andrea Date and Amy Scoggins. Scoggins is not seeking re-election.

In addition to city positions, the November ballot includes the presidential race, U.S. representative for District 4; state senator for District 53; state representative for Districts 53A and 53B; Washington County commissioner for District 5; and soil and water supervisor for District 5.

You can find local election coverage, including candidate profiles and forums, on the 2020 Elections page of the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission website. 

Polling sites
Polling sites for the general election are the same as those used in the August primary. If have questions about your precinct and/or polling site, use the Secretary of State’s online polling place finder or call City Hall at 651-714-3500.

Absentee voting
Absentee voting for the general election began Sept. 18 and continues through Monday, Nov. 2. Voters can absentee vote by mail or in-person.

An absentee ballot application can be completed online at the Minnesota Secretary of State website (mnvotes.org). Once the absentee ballot application is completed, a ballot will be mailed to the eligible voter to complete and return via mail. Call 651-430-6175 or visit the Washington County website for more information.

Washington County voters who wish to vote absentee in-person may do so at the following locations:

  • Central Park/R.H. Stafford Library (lower level), 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury
  • Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove
  • Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue, Oakdale
  • Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Road North, Forest Lake
  • Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd Street North, Stillwater

In-person absentee voting hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional hours will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Absentee voters are encouraged to vote at the beginning of the period (Sept. 18 to Nov. 2) for absentee voting. Absentee voters waiting to vote the last week of the absentee voting period may experience long lines and the potential for a long wait.

For more information, contact Washington County Elections at elections@co.washington.mn.us or at 651-430-6175.

Registering to vote
To register to vote, an individual must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election; a citizen of the United States; and a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days prior to the election. Pre-registration for the general election ends Oct. 13.

Voters who have not pre-registered or who need to update their registration information may do so at their local polling site on Election Day, as long as they can provide proof of residence.

To learn more about voter registration, visit mnvotes.org.

Election results
Election results will be available via the city’s website at woodburymn.gov. In addition, the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission will be airing live election night results on cable TV Channel 18 (Comcast) or Channel 8542 (CenturyLink) after the polls close. You can also watch live coverage at swctc.org