Voting Information

The City Clerk's office is responsible for election administration in Lakeville.

Upcoming Elections


The next State General Election will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Candidate filing for City offices (Mayor and City Council member) will begin July 31, 2018 and end at 5 p.m. on August 14, 2018. An affidavit of candidacy and $5 filing fee are required.

The Minnesota State Primary Election will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

For information regarding voter registration, absentee voting and candidate filing, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Election Judges Needed


The City of Lakeville is seeking election judges for the 2018 State Primary and General Elections. Judges are needed at all 17 polling places (PDF).

Election judges are temporary, paid employees trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about elections and is a great service to the community. Lakeville pays election judges $11 per hour. Head election judges earn $13 per hour.

Election judges are required by law to attend a two-hour training session prior to serving. Individuals serving as an election judge and attending election judge training may, after giving their employer at least 20 days written notice, be absent from their place of employment without penalty. (MN Statute 204B.195)

State Requirements
Election judges:
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must not be related to an election judge serving in the same precinct or a candidate in the election
  • Must not be a candidate in the election
Complete this online application if you are interested in becoming an election judge.