2022 ELECTION INFORMATION
VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER LOCATED AT 200 CENTER AVE SOUTH
VOTE FROM HOME - VOTE EARLY - ABSENTEE VOTING
If you would like to vote from your home or cast your ballot early prior to election day, please click here to apply for your absentee ballot online and it will be mailed directly to you. You can request absentee ballots for the two State Primaries (March 3, 2020, and August 11, 2020) election, the State General (November 3) election, or you can request to receive both. If you request both, the Primary election ballot will be mailed to promptly, and the General election ballot will be mailed to you once they've been printed closer to the date of the election.
- Vote by mail or in person June 24 - August 8, 2022 for the August 9, 2022 Primary Election. Residents of the City of Montrose should do early voting and get ballots through Wright County offices
- Vote by mail or in person September 23 - November 7, 2022 for the General Election. Residents of the City of Montrose should do early voting and get ballots through Wright County offices.
Again, to apply online for your absentee ballot to vote by mail, please click on the link:
- This website provides a wealth of information/options:
- Register to Vote
- Find your election day polling place
- Apply for absentee ballot
- Track status of absentee ballot
- See sample ballot
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES
- Deadline for Voters to Pre-Register Prior to Voting in the August 9, 2022 Primary Election: July 19, 2022
- Primary Election - August 9, 2022
- Candidate Filing Period for City Offices (2 City Council Member Seats) - August 2 - August 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
- Deadline for Voters to Pre-Register Prior to Voting in the General Election - October 18, 2022
- General Election - November 8, 2022
CITY OFFICES ON THE 2022 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTThe City of Montrose will be holding a municipal election for the following City offices in conjunction with the November General Election:
- COUNCIL MEMBER - 2 seats, 4-year terms beginning January 2023
Registration to file for candidacy opens August 2nd and ends August 16th at 5:00 p.m.. The Filing fee is $2.00 payable in cash for the exact amount.
Starting August 2 through August 16 at 5:00 p.m. filing is open for 2022 City Council Candidates. Full candidate packets are available at City Hall during business hours, or you can download from the "2022 Candidate Packet" link below. Please see all links directly below for the Candidate Packet and Campaign Manual. If you decide to download the application and apply remotely, you will need to email the Affidavit of Candidacy from the packet to Michael Sommerfeld at the City of Montrose: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do send in your form via email, you will still need to pay the $2.00 filing fee by stopping by City Hall to drop off a cash/check payment for $2.00 either at City Hall or in one of the designated drop boxes for utility payments, with the payment clearly marked as to what it is for. If you have any other questions, please contact City Hall at 763-575-7422.
CANDIDATES FOR CITY OFFICESThe following individuals have filed an Affidavit of Candidacy for the offices listed below. Candidates are listed in the order in which they filed for the office:
- David Paradeise
- Tami Surprenant
- Andrew Rasmussen
- Michelle Otto
Additional candidate information can be found on the Candidate Filings page of the Minnesota Secretary of State's Website.
Voting is easy; however you must be registered before you can vote. To register to vote online, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website for voter registration.
You can also register the day of elections at your polling place.
When to Register to Vote
Minnesota State law provides that you may either pre-register to vote at least 21 days before an election day or register at the polls on election day.
Eligibility of Voters
You are eligible to register and vote in Wright County if you are:
- At least 18 years old on the day of the election;
- A citizen of the United States; and
- A resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days before the election.
You are NOT eligible to vote if you have been:
- Convicted of treason or any felony without having your civil rights restored;
- Found by a court to be legally incompetent; and/or
- Are under a guardianship in which the court order revokes the ward's right to vote.
Who Needs to Register?
- Individuals who have never registered to vote;
- Individuals who have changed their name since they last registered;
- Individuals who have not voted at least once in the last 4 years;
- Individuals who have moved to a new residence in Minnesota. If you completed a US Postal change-of-address form to permanently forward your mail to your new home, your voter registration may have been automatically updated (if so, you would have received a green postcard confirming your registration has been updated).
If you are uncertain whether you are currently registered to vote, you can look up your registration status online via the Secretary of State's website.
Where Do I Pre-Register?
The easiest way to register is to do so online via the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.
You can also fill out a form to mail in - find form here.
VOTE EARLY, VOTE BY MAIL = ABSENTEE VOTING
To vote by absentee ballot, please click here to Request an Absentee Ballot online. Your ballot will be conveniently mailed to you, along with envelopes to return your ballot by mail.
Information for Active-Duty Military and Overseas Voters
If you are applying for an absentee ballot because you or your family are active-duty military or because you will be overseas and/or outside of the territorial limits of the United States, do not use the links provided above. Instead, please click here to visit the online portal to Request an Absentee Ballot for Minnesota Military and Overseas Voters.