News: August 8 primary election in Bloomington and St. Louis Park to use iPads at check in

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Media contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Ginny Gelms, Hennepin County elections manager, 612-348-9289

August 8 primary election in Bloomington and St. Louis Park uses iPads at check in

Bloomington and St. Louis Park Ward One voters will cast their ballots in the 2017 municipal primary on Tuesday, August 8, for city council races.

Elections officials will check in voters using a secure e-poll book system. This is the second election cycle to use these systems in Hennepin County. In 2016, more than 322,000 Hennepin County voters successfully checked in using this method, which replaces the paper check-in process

Vote early through August 7

Residents can vote absentee now through August 7 by mail or in person at city hall.

Absentee vote by mail 

The first step is to submit an absentee ballot application.

  • Download the Minnesota absentee ballot application
  • Pick up in person from city hall, school district or county elections office
  • Receive via mail by contacting the city hall, school district or Hennepin County Elections Office, who will mail an application to you

Unregistered voters will also receive voter registration materials with the absentee ballot. Instructions for submitting completed ballots are included with the blank ballot. 

Absentee vote in person

In person absentee voting is available now through August 7 at Bloomington and St. Louis Park city halls.

Eligible voters can directly place their ballots into a ballot counter when voting in-person the week before any election. For this primary, those dates are August 1-7.

Regular hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Extended hours before Election Day:

  • Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 7, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact information

Bloomington City Hall

St. Louis Park City Hall

Hennepin County Elections 

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