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Senate District 48 Polling Locations

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.

Eden Prairie

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




Not Certain Where to Vote in Person?

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.




Election Judges Needed


Help maintain election integrity, be part of a better Minnesota and get paid.

Apply today.

Want to play a vital role in Minnesota’s democracy and serve your community? Volunteer your time to be an election judge for the Aug. 12 Primary Election and Nov. 4 General Election.

Election judges are paid officials who staff local polling places, carry out election procedures, and make sure that the rights of voters are protected. During a general election, there are more than 30,000 election judges who staff more than 4,100 precincts.

Click here for more information.

check-mark110x110Minnesota is a state that allows people with proper identification to register to vote at the polls on Election Day.

Here’s a link to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website giving the specifics of what you’ll need to register and vote.

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Minnesota Debuts Online Absentee Ballot Request Tool

On June 18, 2014, Doug Chapin posted on the Humphrey School of Public Affairs blog a great article on the State’s new online absentee ballot request tool. He included the complete release from the Secretary of State’s office:

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — Minnesota voters can now request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org through a new tool launched by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. The service allows voters to apply for an absentee ballot quickly and easily without the need to print, scan forms, and return by mail, fax or email. A similar tool for military and overseas voters was introduced in September 2013.

Voters may request an absentee ballot for both the August 12 Primary Election and November 4 General Election. Ballots for those elections will be mailed when they become available on June 27 and September 19, respectively.

“Providing online services that are efficient and convenient for voters leads to greater voter participation, helping to ensure every eligible voice can be heard in our elections,” says Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

Ritchie adds the new tool saves election officials’ time and reduces errors by eliminating the tasks of manually entering voter data and interpreting handwriting.

Upon requesting an absentee ballot, voters may use the “Absentee Ballot Lookup” tool at mnvotes.org to find the status of their ballot, such as when it was mailed, and if their completed ballot was received and accepted by their local elections office.

Voters may continue to request absentee ballots by mail, and vote absentee in person at their county elections office, as well as a select number of cities.

‘No Excuse’ Needed to Vote Absentee
The Office of the Secretary of State expects an uptick in absentee balloting in 2014 as Minnesota voters no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, such as being ill or out of their precinct on Election Day. As a result, more voters can vote early by absentee to avoid long lines and waits at the polling place.

In Minnesota’s last non-presidential election in 2010, there were 127,248 absentee ballots cast, about 6 percent of the total 2,123,369 votes cast.

Eligible voters may learn more about the absentee ballot process at mnvotes.org.

How the “Request an Absentee Ballot” Tool Works
Voters requesting an absentee ballot online complete the online application at mnvotes.org. Their information is verified against data from the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services or Social Security Administration. Local election officials review the application, and if approved, send the voter their absentee ballot so they may vote early.”

The author goes on to note that our state law states that “any ballots received on election day (1) after 3:00 pm, if delivered by an agent; or (2) after the last mail delivery, if delivered by another method, shall be marked as received late by the county auditor or municipal clerk and must not be delivered to the ballot board.

So, if you’re sending in an absentee ballot, don’t wait until the last minute so you don’t find your ballot wasn’t counted.

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