Elections & Voting

2022 Election Dates

Primary Election: August 9, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022

For the Primary Election, absentee/early voting is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday starting June 24 - August 8. The City will also be open on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

For the General Election, absentee/early voting is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and on Friday's from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. starting September 23 and going through November 7. The City will also be open extended hours for voting on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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. 

Become an Election Judge

The City of Waconia is in need of election judges for 2022. Please visit the "Become an Election Judge" page to the left 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.

NEW FOR 2022:

The City of Waconia is no longer part of a Ward Boundary System. Your polling place may have changed for 2022. The City of Waconia is now divided into three precincts, please view the polling places listed below. If you are unsure of the precinct in which you reside, please consult the City of Waconia Precinct map (link).

Polling Places

  • Precinct 1
    Faith Lutheran Church
    800 Waconia Parkway North

  • Precinct 2
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    601 E. 2nd St.
  • Precinct 3
    Waconia Ice Arena
    1250 Oak Avenue

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 48A
  • Minnesota Senate District 48
  • 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