National, state and county primary elections are held in August, and general elections are held in November, of even-numbered years.
City elections in Maplewood are held in odd-numbered years. Candidates file for Mayor or City Council positions at City Hall. City Council elections are non-partisan. 
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Minnesota has a consolidated primary ballot that allows voters to make a secret choice of a major party primary.

Candidate Access to Multiple-Unit Buildings for Campaign Purposes
Election Dates
  • Primary Election - The 2nd Tuesday in August
  • General Election - The 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
Polls Open: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Election Results
Results can be obtained on the Secretary of State Website. After Election Day, election results can be obtained by calling the City Clerk at 651-249-2002.

Time Off to Vote
In a state or federal election, every employee has the right to be excused from work to vote on Election Day without penalty or loss of salary or wages per Minnesota Statute 204C.04.

Assistance to Persons With Disabilities
All polling places have a booth accessible for persons with disabilities. In addition, there is a machine to assist the voter in marking the ballot. Voters unable to enter a polling place may, with the assistance of two election judges of different political parties, register and vote without leaving their vehicle. Absentee voting is also available prior to Election Day.