Election Information

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Notice of Election for 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary

2020 PNP Notice

Please contact Washington County if you have election questions


2020 Election Information

Presidential Primary Election: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Primary Election: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2018


Please contact Washington County if you have election questions.  Information can also be found on the Secretary of State website.


Candidate Filing

The City of Forest Lake will have two City Council seats and a Mayoral election. The candidate filing period beings Month, XX 20XX and ends Month XX, 20XX at 5:00 pm (dates to be added). Interested candidates are to complete an Affidavit of Candidacy at the Forest Lake City Center with a $5 filing fee. More information on candidate qualifications can be found here.


Absentee Voting 

*Ballots available at the Washington County Government Center: 19955 Forest Blvd N*
Any eligible voter can vote early by using an absentee ballot, instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day. Voters can vote absentee by mail, in person, or by having a person you know pick up and deliver your ballot for you. 

A printable Absentee Ballot Application is available here.  Or, you may apply online through the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office via Minnesota Votes.

Ballot Availability


Absentee ballots are available 46 days before each regularly scheduled Election.
Call Washington County Elections at 651-430-6175 for more information.

Voting Eligibility


To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:
  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed
  • Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

Registering to Vote


Information on how to register to vote can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website. If you have voted previously in Forest Lake during the past 4 years you are already registered to vote. Moved since you last voted? You will need to update your registration.

Where to Vote


Use the Polling Place Finder found on the Secretary of State’s website to determine your polling location. You can also view the City of Forest Lake Precinct Map to help determine polling location.

Polling Places:


Precinct 1:   Forest Lake City Center (Community Room)
1408 Lake Street South
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Precinct 2: Forest Lake City Center (Community Room)
 1408 Lake Street South
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Precinct 3: Faith Lutheran Church
886 North Shore Dr
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Precinct 4: Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Precinct 5:  Forest Lake Service Center
19955 Forest Road North
Forest Lake, MN 55025