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* Voting & the Election *
Seven candidates have filed for the four school board seats that are up for election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The candidates are Asad Aliweyd, Murshid Barud, Dave Espe (incumbent), John Kohner, Greg Lehman, Jeffery Saxton, and Adam Seidel.
DFL Senate District 48 has given a letter of support to Asad Aliweyd.
We feel Asad Aliweyd has the strong educational foundation and demonstrated values that we share.
Note: Keep in mind when voting that you may choose up to 4 candidates, however you can optionally indicate only one if you wish, especially if only one candidate strongly supports the public school system.
Polls will be open on election day – Nov. 3 – from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents will vote at their combined polling place due to the odd year election cycle. You must vote in the precinct you live. To find your precinct, visit pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us and enter your current address. Poll locations can be found in the chart below. If you have any questions please contact Laurie Hemstock, Elections Coordinator at 952-975-7072.
|Immanuel Lutheran Church
(6515 Luther Way)
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 and the City of Chanhassen, Precinct 1; Hennepin County, Minnesota.|
|St. Andrew Lutheran Church
(3600 Technology Drive)
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 4, 7, 8, 11 and 12 and the City of Edina, Precincts 10c and 19c; Hennepin County, Minnesota.|
|Prairie Lutheran Church
11000 Blossom Road
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District
No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17; Hennepin County, Minnesota
Pioneer Trail & Spring Road
|This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District
No. 272 located in the City of Eden Prairie, Precincts 9, 10, 18, 19A and 19B; Hennepin County, Minnesota
|City of Bloomington Voters||For those voters residing in the City of Bloomington, the school district general election will be held in conjunction with the municipal elections in that city and those voters will vote at their regular city polling place.|
Absentee Voting – VOTE NOW!
Eden Prairie residents who are eligible to vote can also vote absentee either in person or by mail. Absentee voting for the General Election is available NOW through Nov. 2.
Absentee voting in person
You can vote absentee in person at the Administrative Services Center (8100 School Road) during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours are extended until 5 p.m. on Nov. 2 (the last day to vote absentee).
Absentee voting by mail
To obtain an absentee ballot application, you may:
- download the application,
- mail your request to: Hennepin County Elections, PSL 012 Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
- Call: 612-348-5151
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:
- Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
- Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed
- Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
- Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced a preliminary and unofficial number for our Nov. 4 general election of just of 50% (an estimated 1,985,747 participating voters out of 3,945136 eligible voters). Those number should trend upward as outlying counties submit their final numbers.
How do that compare to 2010, the state-wide turnout then was 55.81%. And, in 2006, our turnout rate was 60.47%. So, the state is not trending in a positive direction.
Did you vote in this election? The information will be available from the Secretary of State’s office some time soon. When we have a chance, we’ll review the numbers and let you know how our district, and Democrats in the district, did.
To register, you must be:
- a U.S. citizen
- at least 18 years of age on Election Day
- a resident of Minnesota for 20 days
- finished with all parts of any felony sentence
- you can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote
- you cannot vote if a court has ruled you to be legally incompetent.
Registering on Election Day
If you didn’t register to vote before Election Day, you can do so at your local polling location. You’ll need to bring the following proof of residence options with you:
Option 1: Bring ID with Current Name and Address
- a valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card or a receipt for any of these
- a tribal ID card with your name address, photo and signature
Option 2: Bring Photo ID Plus a Document with Current Name and Address
The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device like a smartphone or tablet, etc.
Accepted photo IDs (bring one ID and one document)
- driver’s license, state ID card or learner’s permit issued by any state
- United States passport
- United State military ID card
- tribal ID card with the name, signature and photo of the voter
- Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
- Minnesota high school ID card
Accepted documents (bring one document and one ID)
- bill, account or start service statement due or dated within 30 days of election for:
- phone (landline, cell, VoIP, etc.)
- TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
- internet services
- solid waste or sewer services
- electric, gas or water
- banking or credit card
- rent or mortgage payments
- residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
Option 3: Registered Voter Who Can Confirm Your Name and Address
A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. A registered voter can vouch for up to eight others. A voter who registers by being vouched for cannot vouch for others.
Option 4: College Student ID If a Student Housing List was Provided
College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials.
Options 5: Valid Registration in the Same Precinct
If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.
Option 6: Notice of Late Registration
If you pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.
Option 7: Staff Person of a Residential Facility
If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. The staff person must either be on a list provided by the facility before the election or be able to demonstrate employment at the facility.
Your best source for polling locations is the Secretary of State’s Pollfinder.
We are including below the Election Day polling locations from the Eden Prairie and Minnetonka city websites:
Senate District 48 Polling Locations
Polling locations will be open Election Day, November 4, 2014, from 7:00 am to 8:00 PM. If there’s a line when polls close, you’ll be allowed to remain in that line and vote.
You must vote in the precinct in which you live. Each precinct has a polling place.
Precinct 1 — Prairie View Elementary School, 17255 Peterborg Road
Precinct 2 — Eden Prairie Assembly of God, 16591 Duck Lake Trl
Precinct 3 — Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way
Precinct 4 — Life Church, 14100 Valley View Rd
Precinct 5 — Prairie Hill Evangelical Free Church, 17200 Valley View Rd
Precinct 6 — Christ Lutheran Church, 16900 Main Street
Precinct 7 — City Hill Fellowship, 12901 Roberts Dr
Precinct 9 — Resurrection Life Church, 16397 Glory Ln
Precinct 10 — Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd
Precinct 11 — St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Dr
Precinct 12 — Eden Prairie Community Library, 565 Prairie Center Dr
Precinct 13 — Hennepin Technical College, 13100 College View Dr
Precinct 14 — Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl
Precinct 15 — Eden Lake Elementary School, 12000 Anderson Lakes Parkway
Precinct 16 — Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl
Precinct 17 — Prairie Lutheran Church, 11000 Blossom Rd
Precinct 18 — Prairie Community Church, 9145 Eden Prairie Rd
Precinct 19a — Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Rd
Precinct 19b — Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Rd
Ward 1, Precinct A — Glen Lake Elementary School, 4801 Woodridge Rd
Ward 1, Precinct D — Faith Presbyterian Church, 12007 Excelsior Blvd
Ward 3, Precinct F — Minnetonka United Methodist, 17611 Lake Street Extension
Ward 4, Precinct A — Ridgewood Church, 4420 County Road 101
Ward 4, Precinct B — Minnetonka School District Service Center, 5701 County Road 101
Ward 4, Precinct C — Scenic Heights Elementary, 5650 Scenic Heights Dr
Ward 4, Precinct D — Redeemer Bible Church, 16205 State Highway 7
Ward 4, Precinct E — All Saints Lutheran Church, 1591 Excelsior Blvd
Ward 4, Precinct F — The Glenn, 5300 Woodhill Rd
Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Pollfinder. Enter your zip code, then your address and you’ll be given all the information you need to vote:
- poll location (including a link to a map)
- your location (what precinct, house district, senate district, congressional district, etc. you live in)
- a link to a list of candidates
- a link to a sample ballot
We also have links to your sample ballot and pollfinder elsewhere on our website. And, our July newsletter includes information on candidates who will be on the ballot including judges.