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How to Vote: Our SD48 Guide with Sample Ballots

check-mark110x110TODAY is Election Day – one of the most important of our generation!

You may vote early by “no-excuse” absentee ballot from NOW till election day, November 6th. You can still register to vote in person at your polling location.

Where to Vote


Find your polling place here →

Your Democratic Team for Senate District 48 (Eden Prairie & Minnetonka)

DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Tim Walz & Peggy Flanagan
Tim Walz & Peggy Flanagan
Governor & Lt. Governor
DFL Candidate Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
US Senate
DFL Candidate Tina Smith
Tina Smith
US Senate
DFL Candidate Dean Phillips
Dean Phillips
US House – District 3
DFL Candidate Steve Simon
Steve Simon
Secretary of State
DFL Candidate Julie Blaha
Julie Blaha
State Auditor
DFL Candidate Keith Ellison
Keith Ellison
Attorney General
DFL Candidate Mark Haase
Mark Haase
County Attorney
DFL Candidate Dave Hutch
Dave Hutch
County Sheriff

Laurie Pryor
MN House 48A

Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn
MN House 48B

There are also some contested non-partisan races on the ballot. The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) announced results of poll on the contested supreme court judicial race and contested court of appeals judicial race (more info here).

Margaret Chutich, Supreme Court justice since March of 2016 (appointed by Mark Dayton) received 95.81% (1578 votes) of the 1647 total votes; Michelle MacDonald got 4.19% (69 votes).

Lucinda Jesson, Appellate Judge since January of 2016 (appointed by Mark Dayton) received 90.94% (1475 votes). Anthony Brown got 9.06% (147 votes) of the 1622 total votes;

Download sample ballots

Senate District
Eden Prairie 48 A

Sample Ballot
Senate District
Eden Prairie 48 B

Sample Ballot
Senate District
Minntonka 48 A

Sample Ballot

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Laurie Pryor – 48A

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Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn – 48B

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Ron Case for Eden Prairie Mayor  (non-partison)


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Seven Candidates Run for Four Open School Board Seats

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.

check-mark110x110DFL 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.

Asad-Aliweyd-logo_cvisit Asad’s website for details

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.

Poll Location Precincts
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
Grace Church
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


Voter Eligibility

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

Election Results

The 2015 Election results will be available on the District website and the Hennepin County website following the election.

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2014 Election Turnout

HD48A-EP-Sample-BallotSecretary 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.






How to Register to Vote on Election Day

check-mark110x110Voter Eligibility

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.


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