Elections & Voting

Election Dates

General Election: November 3, 2020

Absentee/early voting is happening now at Waconia City Hall for City of Waconia residents!


For the General Election, absentee/early voting is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday starting September 18 and going through November 2. The City will also be open extended hours for voting on the following dates:
  • Saturday, October 24: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 26 - Thursday, October 29: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 2: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
If you are not a City of Waconia resident (but reside in Carver County) you can absentee vote at the Carver County Government Center in Chaska. Their hours may be different than the hours listed above.

You can visit the City's absentee voting page for more details. 

Polling Locations

Local, state, and national elections are held in even-numbered years. On election day, all polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The City of Waconia is divided into 2 wards, please view the polling places listed below. If you are unsure of the ward in which you reside, please consult the City of Waconia Ward Boundary Map below or visit the Secretary of State’s website.


  • Waconia Ward I
    Waconia Ice Arena
    1250 Oak Ave.
  • Waconia Ward II
    Trinity Lutheran School Gymnasium
    601 E. 2nd St.
If you have questions about your polling location, please email the Office of the City Administrator or call 952-442-2184.


Residents of the City of Waconia reside within the following government jurisdictions:

  • Carver County Commissioner District 4
  • Independent School District 110
  • Judicial District 1
  • Minnesota House District 47A
  • Minnesota Senate District 47
  • U.S. Congressional District 6

Absentee Voting

Waconia Residents now have the opportunity to vote absentee at Waconia City Hall (201 South Vine Street). Absentee voting does require an absentee voting application to be filled out. These are available at the time of voting, but can also be downloaded here (LINK, PDF) and filled out ahead of time. This will save you time when you arrive to vote.

For more details on Absentee Voting visit the City’s Absentee Voting Website

Voter Registration

Please visit the City’s "Register to Vote Page" for details on how to register. 

Voting Documents