Elections & Voting

Election Day is in the fall of every even-numbered year. Elections Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2024.  In order to be eligible to vote in an election, you must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a resident of the State of Minnesota for at least 20 days, and properly registered. Check back closer to Election Day as more information will be added to this webpage.  You may also find more information on Chisago County's website

 Where do I register to vote?

Save time at the polling place by pre-registering to vote.  You can check to see if you are an active Registered Voter by going to www.mnvotes.org.  

If you are not registered, you can complete the Voter Registration Application at the above noted website or the Secretary of State's website.  Or complete a paper application by contacting the Chisago County Elections to register by mail.  Pre-registration must be completed at least 20-days before an upcoming election

If you wait until Election Day to register, you must prove you live in Chisago City by showing your Minnesota driver's license or ID card.  If your current address is not on your license or ID card, you must bring along a utility bill that shows your name and current address in the precinct.  Utility bills that can be used include gas, electric, water, cable TV, solid waste, or sewer bills.  You may also verify your residency by bringing a registered voter from your precinct to vouch for you.

 How do I vote absentee?

You may vote early by using an absentee ballot, instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day.  You have the option of voting absentee either by mail or in person.  Absentee ballots are available 45 days before an election.  Chisago County handles all of Chisago City's absentee voting.  Residents wishing to vote absentee may get more information on the process by visiting Chisago County's website or by calling Chisago County Elections at 651-213-8500.

 How do I file for city offices?

The City of Chisago City follows the rules and guidelines outlined in the Minnesota Elections Laws.  The government of Chisago City consists of a Mayor and four Council Members elected for the City.  The term of each office is four years.  City elections are conducted in the even numbered years with terms of offices staggered every two years:

People wishing to file for city offices may do so at Chisago City Hall. Filing opens TBA at 8:00 a.m. and closes TBA at 5:00 p.m. Offices open consist of two Council seats (4-year terms).  Additional information on filing for office from the federal to local level can be found below.



 Mayor and Council Member

  • Candidate must be an eligible voter in the State of Minnesota
  • Candidate must be a resident in the City of Chisago City
  • Candidate must be twenty-one (21) years of age at the time the Oath of Office is administered.



Cost for Filing:     $2.00

Location for Filing:     Chisago City Hall, 10625 Railroad Avenue, Chisago City, MN

 How do I find out information on the MN Caucus?

A caucus is a local gathering, run by volunteers, where voters openly decide which candidate to support. Caucuses give us the chance to influence a party’s platform.  Most states hold primaries but states like Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota and Maine use the caucus system.  Find your caucus location by following this link to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

 Where is the voting location?


PNP Election:           March 5, 2024

Primary Election:     August 13, 2024

General Election:     November 5, 2024          

(The primary election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November)

Polling location has changed. 

On Election Day, all Chisago City residents south of Highway 8 will vote at

25402 Itasca Ave, Chisago City, MN 55013 (Lord of the Lakes Church)


residents north of Highway 8 will vote at

9387 Wyoming Trail, Chisago City, MN (Chisago Lakes Baptist Church);


 Polls open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM.  Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Chisago City Hall at 651-257-4162.

 How do I apply to become an election judge?

Chisago City is always in need of election judges. This is a perfect opportunity for residents to meet new people and participate in an exciting election process. If you are interested in serving as an election judge, please call 651-257-4162. Training for election judges is provided through the County Auditor’s office and is a requirement to serve as a judge.

 Can I view a ballot for the upcoming election?

When sample ballots are available, they will be posted here.

 Who Can I contact about Election Information?

For information contact Chisago County Auditor - Treasurer's Office 

Phone: 651-213-8500

Fax: 651-213-8510

Email: elections@chisagocounty.us

Mail: 313 North Main Street, Room 271, Center City, MN 55012