Minnesota Secretary Of State - 2020 Election Statistics
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2020 Election Statistics


On the Ballot

  • U.S. President: 1
  • U.S. Senator: 1
  • U.S. Representative: 8
  • State Senator: 67
  • State Representative: 134
  • Supreme Court Associate Justices: 1
  • Court of Appeals Judges: 4
  • District Court Judges: 119
  • County Races: 246
  • City Races: 1,860
  • Township Races: 1,520
  • School Board Races: 360
  • Hospital District Races: 93
  • Soil & Water Conservation District Races: 254
  • Park District Races: 3
  • County Questions: 1
  • City Questions: 31
  • Township Questions: 15
  • School District Questions: 65

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  • Congressional Districts: 8
  • State Senate Districts: 67
  • State Legislative Districts: 134
  • Counties: 87
  • Cities: 853
  • Townships: 1,781
  • Counties with Unorganized Territory: 16
  • School Districts: 329
  • Hospital Districts: 17
  • Soil & Water Conservation Districts: 88
  • Park Districts: 2

Candidate Filing

Filed Candidates for Partisan Offices:

  • Legal Marijuana Now: 16
  • Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis: 13
  • Republican: 238
  • Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL): 251
  • Other: 18

Candidates for Judicial Offices:

  • Incumbent only: 119
  • Candidates with challengers: 5
  • Open seat: 0

Registered Write-ins: 36

Filed Candidates for:

  • County Offices: 454
  • City Races: 3,640
  • Township Races: 1,505
  • School Board Offices: 1,424
  • Hospital District Offices: 86
  • Soil & Water Conservation Offices: 265
  • Park Offices: 3

Races with no candidate filed:

  • County Offices: 0
  • City Races: 101
  • Township Races: 122
  • School Board Offices: 6
  • Hospital District Offices: 18
  • Soil & Water Conservation Offices: 12
  • Park Offices: 0

Voter Registration

Minnesota voters may pre-register up to three weeks before Election Day. Total voters who pre-registered before the general election was 3,588,299.

10 Precincts with most pre-registered voters
Precinct County Registered at 7 am Election Day
Saint Michael P-1B Wright 6774
Otsego P-1A Wright 6405
Wyoming Chisago 5395
Rogers P-2 Hennepin 5394
Cottage Grove P-2 Washington 5146
Chaska W-2 Carver 5096
Cottage Grove P-7 Washington 5039
Woodbury P-9A Washington 5007
St Michael P-1A Wright 4890
Otsego P-2A Carver 4859

Minnesota voters may register when they vote. 259,742 voters registered when they voted in the general election. Note that these might be new voters, or voters re-registering after changing their name or address.

10 Precincts with Most Election Day Registrations
Precinct County Election Day Registrations
Otsego P-1A Wright 569
Minneapolis W-3 P-1 Hennepin 521
St. Michael P-1B Wright 506
Duluth P-10 St. Louis 466
Minneapolis W-6 P-4 Hennepin 454
Monticello P-2 Wright 454
Otsego P-2A Wright 442
Minneapolis W-2 P-5 Hennepin 438
Champlin W-1 P-1 Hennepin 412
Minneapolis W-3 P-2 Hennepin 407

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout is the number of voters divided by the number of eligible voters. The total number of voters in the 2020 general election was 3,292,997.

10 Precincts with Most Total Votes
Precinct County Total Votes Cast
Saint Michael P-1B Wright 6469
Otsego P-1A Wright 6134
Rogers P-2 Hennepin 5173
Wyoming Chisago 5115
Chaska W-2 Carver 4860
Cottage Grove P-2 Washington 4753
Cottage Grove P-7 Washington 4715
Woodbury P-9A Washington 4701
Saint Michael P-1A Wright 4673
Otsego P-2A Wright 4617

2020 was unusual in that fewer than half of Minnesota voters voted at their polling place on Election Day. In 2020, about 1.38 million voters voted at a polling place.

10 Precincts with Most Polling Place Votes
Precinct County Votes Cast in Polling Place
Wyoming Chisago 2813
Belle Plaine Scott 2419
Stewartville Olmsted 2409
Otsego P-1A Wright 2391
Otsego P-2A Wright 2246
Becker Twp Sherburne 2161
Saint Michael P-1B Wright 2135
Monticello P-2 Wright 2073
Byron Olmsted 2064
Watertown Carver 2006

Voters throughout Minnesota may vote early as absentees without excuse, in person or by mail. The total number of accepted absentee ballots was about 1.9 million for the 2020 general election.

10 Precincts with Most Absentee Ballot Votes
Precinct County Absentee Ballot Votes
St Michael P-1B Wright 4334
Otsego P-1A Wright 3743
Rogers P-2 Hennepin 3737
Plymouth W-1 P-2 Hennepin 3508
Woodbury P-9A Washington 3357
Champlin W-1 P-1 Hennepin 3284
Champlin W-2 P-1 Hennepin 3085
Chaska W-2 Carver 3037
Waconia W-2 Carver 3007
Cottage Grove P-2 Washington 2983


Precincts and Polling Places

  • Precincts: 4,110
  • Mail Ballot Precincts: 1,343
  • Cities with multiple precincts: 210
  • Towns with multiple precincts: 42
  • Municipalities offering absentee voting: 126
  • Election Judges on Election Day (as reported by counties): 30,949