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Voting hours


Polling places are usually open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

State and federal elections

7 a.m.* - 8 p.m.

*In state and federal elections, towns with less than 500 registered voters are not required to open until 10 a.m. but most choose to open at 7 a.m.

City, town and school-only elections

7 a.m.* - 8 p.m.

*In elections that are only for cities, towns, and/or school districts, polling places located in the metropolitan area do not have to open until 10 a.m. Those outside the metropolitan area do not have to open until 5 p.m. However, most choose to open at 7 a.m.

The metropolitan area is defined as the counties of Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright.

Did you know...?

As long as you're in line by 8 p.m., you can vote, even if you do not reach the front of the line until after 8 p.m.