Elections & Voter Information

One of the best ways to participate in Northfield’s municipal city government is by voting. 

The City Clerk’s Office oversees all aspects related to holding elections, including:

Find out if you are registered to vote and how to register on election day. Find out where you vote and who is on your ballot.

2024 election dates

  • Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • March 5, 2024 Presidential Nomination Primary Election Day
  • August 13, 2024 Primary Election Day
  • November 5, 2024 General Election Day

Find out where you vote

See who's on your ballot

Candidate filing

Dates to file as a candidate are:

  • May 21 through June 4, 2024

Candidate Filing

Absentee voting (Located in City Hall, 2nd Floor Training Room)

Absentee Balloting

Presidential Nomination Primary Election (PNP)

January 19 through March 4 

Day of WeekHours
Monday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

* Must arrive 15 minute before closing.

Absentee voting locations are also required to be open the Saturday prior to the PNP and longer hours the Monday before the PNP:

  • Saturday,  March 2,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Monday, March 4, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Primary Election

June 28 through August 12 

Day of WeekHours
Monday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

* Must arrive 15 minute before closing.

Absentee voting locations are also required to be open the Saturday prior to the Primary Election and longer hours the Monday before the Primary Election: 

  • Saturday,  August 10,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General Election

September 20 through November 4 

Day of WeekHours
Monday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

* Must arrive 15 minute before closing.

Absentee voting locations are also required to be open the two Saturdays and the Sunday prior to the General Election and longer hours the Tuesday and Monday before the General Election: 

  • Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday,  November 2,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Monday, March 4, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Voter pre-registration deadlines

Register in advance to save time on Election Day.

  • February 13, 2024 for the Presidential Nomination Primary Election
  • July 23, 2024 for the Primary Election
  • October 15, 2024 for the General Election

Election results

2022 General Election

2020 General Election 

2018 General Election

Election resources

Northfield City Clerk - Call 507-645-3001

Minnesota Secretary of State - Call 651-201-1339

Rice County Elections - Call 507-645-9576

Dakota County Elections - Call 651-438-4305