City Clerk

Election and Voter Information

Election-Related Dates


Primary Election - Tuesday, August 9, 2016  (Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

  • Pre-registration is open now through Thursday, July 19, 2016.
  • Absentee opens for Primary Election June 24, 2016
  • Extended hours for walk-in absentee voting - Saturday, August 6, 2016 (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Monday, August 8, 2016 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 
  • August 8, 2016 is the last day (5:00 p.m.) to vote in person at the designated absentee voting site.

General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016  Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

  • Pre-registration is open now through Tuesday, October 12, 2016.
  • Absentee opens for General Election September 23, 2016
  • Extended hours for walk-in absentee voting - Saturday, November 5, 2016 (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Monday, November 7, 2016 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
  • November 7, 2016 is the last day (5:00 p.m.) to vote in person at the designated absentee voting site.


Sample Ballot 

For where to vote, click here for the State of Minnesota Precinct Finder.


HAVA - Help America Vote Act

Click here for a demonstration of the AutoMARK equipment which is available at each polling place.


Voting Requirements

NOTE:  If you have voted within the last 4 years AND NOT MOVED you are already registered.



Open registration is available up to 20 days prior to an election by either:

  • Downloading and completing a voter registration application and delivering it in person or by mail to the Duluth City Clerk (330 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802) or the St. Louis County Voter Registration Office (214 St. Louis County Courthouse, 100 N. 5th Ave. W., Duluth  MN  55802).

  • Picking up a Voter Registration Application from one of our distribution sites.  For the locations of Voter Registration Application distribution sites, click here.

Minnesota Voter Registration Application


 If you did not register before Election Day, use any of the following proof of residence options to register at your polling place.

Option 1: ID with Current Name and Address

Accepted IDs:

  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or a receipt for any of these
  • Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo and signature.

Option 2: Photo ID Plus a Document with Current Name and Address

The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device (smartphone, etc.)

Accepted photo IDs:

  • Driver's license, state ID card or learner’s permit issued by any state
  • United States passport
  • United States Military ID card
  • Tribal ID card with the name, signature and photo of the voter
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
  • Minnesota high school ID card

Accepted documents

  • Residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
  • Current student fee statement
  • Bill, account or start of service statement due or dated within 30 days of election day for:
    • Phone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.)
    • TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
    • Internet services
    • Solid waste or sewer services
    • Electric, gas or water
    • Banking or credit card
    • Rent or mortgage payments

Option 3: Registered Voter Who Can Confirm Your Name and Address

A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address.  A registered voter can vouch for up to eight others.

Option 4: College Student ID—If a Student Housing List Was Provided

College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials. 

Option 5: Valid Registration in the Same Precinct

If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the elections official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.

Option 6: Notice of Late Registration

If you pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.

Option 7: Staff Person of a Residential Facility

If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address.

Jeff Cox
City Clerk
City Hall, Room 330
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802


Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday
Except Holidays

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