Primary and General Elections


The Ramsey County Elections Office administers city, county, state and federal elections. 

Visit the website for the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State for federal and state election laws.

The 2022 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 9

In person voting for the Primary Election begins on June 24th and ends August 8 (you must vote at your local precinct on Election Day, August 9).  For the most up-to-date information about early voting, including locations and dates/hours of operation, visit Ramsey County Elections

Instead of voting in person, residents can request to receive an absentee ballot via mail a few ways:  complete an online application at, contact Ramsey County Elections to request that a paper application be mailed out (a return envelope will be included); or print and complete a paper application.  Paper applications can be returned to Ramsey County Elections via mail or dropped off in person at their office located at 90 Plato Blvd W, Suite 160 in St. Paul.  Following receipt of the application for an absentee ballot, Ramsey County will mail the absentee ballot to you. 

Once you receive your ballot, you can return it via U.S. Mail or in person. For more information about returning your mailed ballot, visit Ramsey County Elections

You must vote at your local precinct on the Primary Election Day - August 9.

City Council Elections - Filing an Affidavit of Candidacy

The Mayor (4 year term) and two City Councilmember seats (4 year terms) will be up for election in the November 8, 2022 General Election, along with one special, 2 year Councilmember seat.

Candidate filing packets can be obtained online from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State or Ramsey County Elections

Paper copies can be picked up at City Hall in July once available (in July).  Candidates can file at City Hall or at the Ramsey County Elections Office located at 90 West Plato Blvd, Suite 160 in St. Paul.  The filing period opens August 2 and will close on August 16 at 5 pm.  The cost to file is $2.00.  

The 2022 General Election will be held Tuesday, November 8

More information about the General Election will be provided following the conclusion of the August Primary.

Visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State for election results.