Election General Information

Elections
The City of Corcoran administers city, state and federal elections for its residents on even years. The City is available to answer your questions on voter registration and election information.

Where do I vote?
Corcoran has three voting precincts. Use the Secretary of State’s Polling Place Finder MN Secretary of State to find your voting location, maps, and the districts that represent you.

Click on the PDF links below to view the ballots

Voter Registration
If you voted in the last election in Corcoran and have not moved or changed your name, you should already be pre-registered to vote in the next election. If you have not registered to vote and would like to pre-register, you must submit a Voter Registration Application at least 20 days in advance of the next election. In Minnesota, you may register to vote on Election Day at your polling place. To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must have one of the following authorized proofs of residence:

  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or receipt of either with current address located in precinct.

  • Valid Minnesota identification or receipt with current address located in precinct.

  • A registered voter in the precinct who can vouch for you.

  • Registration in the same precinct indicating a previous address.

  • Mailed notice from the voter registration office indicating ineffective registration.

  • Students can show their address in the precinct by using a current fee statement and an identification card.

  • Photo identification plus one of the following current bills or statements: utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement, rent payment, mortgage payment or lease agreement.

How do I check to see if I am already pre-registered to vote in Corcoran?
Click the link below and enter the requested information.
Voter Registration Lookup

Register to Vote Online
Minnesotans are now able to apply online to register to vote or update their existing registration, thanks to an application developed by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and accessed at mnvotes.org.

Absentee Ballots
Residents may obtain an absentee ballot at Corcoran City Hall starting 45 days before an election.

For the Presidential Nomination Primary Election, absentee ballots will be available from January 17 through March 2. City Hall will also be open normal business hours and from 10 am to 3 pm. on Saturday, February 29, for absentee voting. For the Primary Election, absentee ballots will be available from June 26 through August 10. City Hall will also be open normal business hours and from 10 am to 3 pm. on Saturday, August 8, for absentee voting. For the General Election, absentee ballots will be available from September 25 through November 4. City Hall will also be open normal business hours and from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 31, for absentee voting.

Request an Absentee Ballot by mail, fax or email - Please print the MN Absentee Ballot Application below, fill it out and return it to the City of Corcoran by mail, fax or email (contact information can be found on the form).

For more information on absentee voting and a look-up tool to check the status of your ballot can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=211 or go to mnvotes.org and select “Vote Absentee”.

Municipal Elections
The City of Corcoran will have three positions on the ballot November 3, 2020. The Mayor (2-year term), two Council Members (2-year term), positions are at-large positions, representing all Corcoran residents. The filing period for these offices closes on August 11, 2020. Candidates can withdraw until August 13, 2020.

Who are the City of Corcoran Candidates? Click here to view STATE CANDIDATE FILING who is running for these City of Corcoran offices.

Candidate Forum
A candidate forum will be held in October at the Corcoran City Hall Community Center, 8200 County Road 116, Corcoran MN 55340.  This event is being put on by the League of Women  Voters Wayzata/Plymouth Area. The League also has an email address for voters to submit your questions in advance, send them to: lwvwayzataplymouthmn@gmail.com. The candidate forum will be video recorded and a  link to watch it will be provided on the city’s website. Residents are invited to attend.

 

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