Voter Information

The city clerk and elections office is available to answer your questions about voter registration and elections. The city clerk administers city, state and federal elections.


February 25, 2020 - Precinct Caucuses

Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms).

To participate in the next precinct caucus, you must be eligible to vote in the November 2020 general election and live in the precinct. You also must generally agree with the principles of the political party hosting the caucus.

More details about precinct caucuses are available on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.


March 3, 2020 - Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP)

A 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) will be held on March 3, 2020. It is the fifth PNP in the state’s history.

Voters will be required to declare political party preference. Two major parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the Republican Party, have submitted candidates for the ballot. Two other major parties, the Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party and the Legal Marijuana Now Party, have notified the Secretary of State's office that they will not be participating.

The city will be using the same polling places as the 2018 election cycle.  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee voting for the PNP will begin on January 17, 2020.

May 19 - June 2, 2020 - Candidate Filing Period

The filing period for mayor and two council member seats on the New Hope City Council will open on May 19.

An individual may run for City Council in New Hope if they:

  • Are an eligible voter
  • Will be at least 21 years old on January 1, 2021
  • Have maintained a residence in the city for 30 days before the general election.

Candidates may file for office with the city clerk beginning Tuesday, May 19. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The filing fee is $5. Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period may arrange to file prior to their departure.

Candidate filings can be accomplished by appointment (weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by calling 763.531.5111 or by mail (if the affidavit is received by the June 2 deadline). Due to COVID-19 please consider filing by mail. Mail the notarized affidavit and $5 filing fee to New Hope City Clerk, 4401 Xylon Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428. A drop off box is available at city hall in lieu of mailing.If three or more candidates file for mayor or five or more residents file for the two city council seats, a local primary will be held on August 11 to narrow the field. For more information, contact city clerk Valerie Leone at 763-531-5117 or vleone@newhopemn.gov.

August 11, 2020 - Primary Election Day

A primary election for state offices is held on the first Tuesday, after the second Monday of August. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


November 3, 2020 - General Election Day

Election Day is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Sample Ballots, Poll Finder and More

The Minnesota Secretary of State Polling Place Finder provides an easy way to find importing voting information for your precinct. Enter your address to find your polling place (where you vote, map and directions) as well as a list of candidates and questions on the ballot. 


Time Off to Vote

In a state or federal election, state statute gives eligible voters the right to arrange for time away from work to vote on Election Day without penalty or loss of salary or wages.


Election Results

Election results are available on election evening by visiting the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website or Hennepin County’s website.

Valerie Leone, City Clerk
4401 Xylon Ave N
Email: vleone@newhopemn.gov