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2016 Election Statistics


On the Ballot

  • US President and Vice President: 1
  • Supreme Court Associate Justices: 1
  • Court of Appeals Judges: 9
  • State Senator: 67
  • State Representative: 133
  • District Court Judges: 96
  • County Races: 245
  • City Races: 1,946
  • Township Races: 1,515
  • School Board Races: 348
  • Hospital District Races: 98
  • Soil & Water Conservation District Races: 270
  • Park District Races: 3
  • County Questions: 7
  • City Questions: 47
  • Township Questions: 30
  • School District Questions: 53

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  • Congressional Districts: 8
  • State Senate Districts: 67
  • State Legislative Districts: 134
  • Counties: 87
  • Cities: 853
  • Townships: 1,783
  • Counties with Unorganized Territory: 16
  • School Districts: 332
  • Hospital Districts: 18
  • Soil & Water Conservation Districts: 89
  • Park Districts: 2

Candidate Filing

Filed Candidates for Partisan Offices:

  • Republican: 204
  • Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL): 207
  • Other: 19

Candidates for Judicial Offices:

  • Incumbent only: 99
  • Candidates with challengers: 8

Registered Write-ins: 56

Filed Candidates for:

  • County Offices: 388
  • City Races: 3,540
  • Township Races: 1,478
  • School Board Offices: 1,362
  • Hospital District Offices: 91
  • Soil & Water Conservation Offices: 295
  • Park Offices: 3

Races with no candidate filed:

  • County Offices: 0
  • City Races: 116
  • Township Races: 116
  • School Board Offices: 13
  • Hospital District Offices: 20
  • Soil & Water Conservation Offices: 14
  • Park Offices: 0

Voter Registration

Minnesota voters may pre-register up to three weeks before Election Day. In the map image below, counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of eligible voters pre-registered. Click on the image to view a pdf with rates for each county.

Pre-registration by county. Counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of voters pre-registered
10 Precincts with most pre-registered voters
Precinct County Registered at 7 am Election Day
Monticello Wright 6890
Saint Michael P-1B Wright 5816
Otsego P-1A Wright 4972
Wyoming Chisago 4970
Rogers P-2 Hennepin 4435
Chaska W-2 Carver 4388
Woodbury P-9A Washington 4238
Saint Michael P-1A Wright 4187
Champlin W-1 P-1 Hennepin 4151
Albertville Wright 4095

 Find pre-registered data for all precincts in the 2016 Precinct Results Spreadsheet

Minnesota voters may register when they vote on Election Day. Note that these might be new voters, or voters re-registering after changing their name or address. In the map image below, counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of voters that registered when voting. Click on the image to view a pdf with rates for each county.

Election day registration by county. Counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of voters register when they voted
10 Precincts with Most Election Day Registrations
Precinct County Election Day Registrations
Minneapolis W-3 P-1 Hennepin 1188
Monticello Wright 1033
Duluth P-10 St. Louis 942
Mankato W-5 P-6 Blue Earth 820
Minneapolis W-6 P-4 Hennepin 734
Saint Paul W-4 P-6 Ramsey 731
Duluth P-11 St. Louis 707
Minneapolis W-2 P-10 Hennepin 704
Northfield W-4 P-2 Rice 645
Saint Joseph P-1 Stearns 626

 Find election day registration data for all precincts in the 2016 Precinct Results Spreadsheet


Voter Turnout

Voter turnout is the number of voters divided by the number of eligible voters. This office does not have exact eligible voter data, so uses statewide data from the United States Election Project on election night. Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) data from the U.S. Census is less exact, but available by county. In the map image below, counties with darker shades had higher turnout. Click on the image to view a pdf with rates for each county.

Voter turnout by county. Counties with darker shades had a higher turnout of estimated eligible voters.
10 Precincts with Most Total Votes
Precinct County Total Votes Cast
Monticello Wright 6161
Saint Michael P-1B Wright 5396
Wyoming Chisago 4528
Otsego P-1A Wright 4514
Rogers P-2 Hennepin 4212
Chaska W-2 Carver 3984
Saint Michael P-1A Wright 3914
Woodbury P-9A Washington 3825
Albertville Wright 3757
Shoreview P-5 Ramsey 3671

Find polling place voting data for all precincts in the 2016 Precinct Results Spreadsheet

Most Minnesota voters vote at their polling place on Election Day. In the map image below, counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of votes cast in polling places. Click on the image to view a pdf with rates for each county.

Polling place voting by county. Counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of voting via polling places on election day.
10 Precincts with Most Polling Place Votes
Precinct County Votes Cast in Polling Place
Monticello Wright 4788
Wyoming Chisago 3871
Otsego P-1A Wright 3844
Saint Michael P-1B Wright 3675
Otsego P-2A Wright 3199
Waconia W-2 Carver 3113
Minneapolis W-3 P-1 Hennepin 3054
Belle Plaine Scott 2992
Chaska W-2 Carver 2929
Stewartville Olmsted 2906

 Find polling place voting data for all precincts in the 2016 Precinct Results Spreadsheet

Voters throughout Minnesota may vote early as absentees without excuse, in person or by mail. In the map image below, counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of votes cast by absentee voting. Click on the image to view a pdf with rates for each county.

Absentee voting by county. Counties with darker shades had a larger percent of ballots cast via absentee voting.
10 Precincts with Most Absentee Ballot Votes
Precinct County Absentee Ballot Votes
Rogers P-2 Hennepin 1781
St Michael P-1B Wright 1721
Wayzata P-1 Hennepin 1391
Monticello Wright 1373
Minneapolis W-7 P-8 Hennepin 1341
Plymouth W-1 P-2 Hennepin 1282
Champlin W-2 P-1 Hennepin 1244
Woodbury P-9A Washington 1238
Plymouth W-2 P-7 Hennepin 1236
Shoreview P-3 Ramsey 1220

 Find absentee voting data for all precincts in the 2016 Precinct Results Spreadsheet

Some areas in Minnesota are designated to vote by "mail ballot" which means that ballots are mailed to registered voters and voters do not go to a normal polling place on Election Day. In the map image below, counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of votes cast by mail voting. Click on the image to view a pdf with rates for each county.

Mail voting by county. Counties with darker shades had a larger percent of ballots cast via mail ballots.
10 Precincts with Most Mail Ballot Votes
Precinct County Mail Ballot Votes
Bass Lake Itasca 642
Sugar Lake Itasca 623
Cottonwood Twp Brown 464
Maple Hill P-8A Cook 416
Deer Lake Itasca 384
Cascade P-7 Cook 332
McLeod Itasca 330
Birch Lake Twp Cass 329
Buckman Twp Morrison 315
Central Koochiching Koochiching 308

Find which precincts voted by mail ballot in the 2016 Precinct Results Spreadsheet

Voters throughout Minnesota may vote before election day as absentees without excuse, in person or by mail. Voting absentee in person at a county or city location is sometimes called "early voting." In the map image below, counties with darker shades had a higher percentage of votes cast via early voting. Note that these "early votes" are also counted in the absentee voting counts above. Click on the image to view a pdf with rates for each county.

Early voting by county. Counties with darker shades had a larger percent of total voting cast via in-person absentee voting.
10 Precincts with Most Early Voting
Precinct County Early Votes
St Michael P-1B Wright 1412
Monticello Wright 1057
Rogers P-2 Hennepin 1055
Wayzata P-1 Hennepin 1046
Forest Lake P-5 Washington 909
Plymouth W-2 P-7 Hennepin 907
Plymouth W-1 P-2 Hennepin 895
Woodbury P-2 Washington 895
Minneapolis W-7 P-8 Hennepin 874
Plymouth W-3 P-14 Hennepin 874

 


Precincts and Polling Places

  • Precincts: 4,120
  • Mail Ballot Precincts: 739
  • Cities with multiple precincts: 212
  • Towns with multiple precincts: 44
  • Municipalities offering absentee voting: 124
  • Election Judges on Election Day (as reported by counties): 32,313

The table below shows the model of equipment that was used for tabulating votes from polling places or mail ballots. Absentee ballots may have been tabulated on different equipment. Data as reported by Minnesota counties.

  
Polling Place/Mail Ballot Tabulation Equipment
Equipment Model Precincts Using
ES&S Model 100 2,636
ES&S Digital Scan 200 892
Dominion ImageCast 222
Hart Verity Scan 173
ES&S Digital Scan 850 102
ES&S Model 650 29
Hand Count 66
TOTAL 4,120