Elections & Voting

2024 Election - Important Dates

  Absentee Voting
Opens
Pre-registration
Closes
Election Day
Presidential Nomination 
Primary
Friday, January 19 Tuesday, February 13 Tuesday, March 5
Primary Election Friday, June 28 Tuesday, July 23 Tuesday, August 13
General Election Friday, September 20 Tuesday, October 15 Tuesday, November 5

Presidential Nomination Primary Information

The Presidential Nomination Primary is used to allocate national party delegates to nominate a candidate for US President. In order to vote in this election, voters must declare, either through an absentee application or in the polling place, which party they affiliate with. In Minnesota, the three major political parties are Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Legal Marijuana Now Party, and Republican Party of Minnesota.

Absentee voting for the Presidential Nomination Primary begins on Friday, January 19. More information about absentee and early voting can be found on the Washington County website.

NOTE: Oakdale City Hall will open for direct balloting on Friday, February 16. Early voting hours at City Hall are as follows: 

  • Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM (February 16 to March 1)
    • CLOSED Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day, no voting at City Hall
  • Saturday, March 2, 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Monday, March 4, 8 AM to 5 PM

To vote on Election Day (Tuesday, March 5), Oakdale residents must vote at their precinct polling location during the hours of 7 AM to 8 PM.

2024 Oakdale General Election Information

The City of Oakdale will have elections for two City Council Member seats in 2024. The filing period for Oakdale City Council will be July 30, 2024 until August 13, 2024 at 5 PM.

More information on Filing for Office

Polling Information

Absentee and Early Voting

Information about absentee and early voting can be found on the Washington County website.

NOTE: Oakdale City Hall will open for direct balloting 18 days prior to each election day.

To request a paper application be mailed to you, call Washington County Elections at 651-430-6790. Apply online for an absentee ballot

Registering to Vote

You need to register to vote if your name or address has changed on the voter registry, you have not voted in the past four years, or this is your first time voting. 

Learn about election day registration and required proofs of residency at:

Voter Resources

The Minnesota Secretary of State website provides a variety of resources for voters including registration information, election dates and deadlines, polling location finder, sample ballots, ways to vote (i.e. mail, in-person, military), candidate filings, election judge applications, tips for new voters, information on fair elections and election results. 

For more information, visit mnvotes.org