Minnetonka administers city, state and federal elections. Municipal elections are held in odd-numbered years. The city’s three school districts (Hopkins, Minnetonka, Wayzata) also hold elections in odd-numbered years.
There are five Minnetonka City Council seats up for election in 2019 – all four ward seats, and a special election for at-large seat B.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Absentee voting will begin Friday, Sept. 20.
- Candidate filing period: May 21 – June 4
- Candidate withdrawal deadline: June 6
- General election
- Sept. 20: Absentee voting begins
- Oct. 15: Voter pre-registration closes at 5 p.m.
- Oct. 29: Direct balloting begins at city hall
- Nov. 2: Saturday hours (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) for absentee voting
- Nov. 4: Direct balloting closes at 5 p.m.
- Nov. 5: General election
- Ward 1: Brian J. Kirk
- Ward 2: Rebecca Schack, Jonathan Kerslake
- Ward 3: Mike Happe, Bradley Schaeppi
- Ward 4: Kissy C. Coakley, Paul J. Lehman
- At-Large Seat B: Susan Carter
Vote absentee in-person
Cast your absentee ballot in-person at city hall (14600 Minnetonka Blvd.) at the following dates and times.
- Sept. 20 – Nov. 4
Direct balloting begins Oct. 29
- 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extended hours Saturday, Nov. 2 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and Monday, Nov. 4 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Absentee voting by mail
Hennepin County oversees all absentee voting by mail. Visit the county’s website to learn more. Ballots must be returned by Election Day to count.
- Ward 2 Precinct D will once again vote at Ridgedale Hennepin County Library
- Ward 4 Precinct C voters who previously voted at Scenic Heights Elementary School will vote at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Glen Lake, 5701 Eden Prairie Road.
The Hopkins, Minnetonka and Wayzata school districts will have school board positions on the ballot in 2019. Contact your school district for more information.