Local elections are held in conjunction with the State elections held in November of even numbered years. The election schedule for 2020 is as follows:
- Presidential Primary - Tuesday, March 3, 2020
- Primary Election - Tuesday, August 11, 2020
- General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Filing for Office in the City of St. Joseph
There will be three local seats up for election in 2020. City of St. Joseph voters will elect the following on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot.
- One (1) Mayor Seat (2-year term)
- Two (2) City Council Member Seats (4-Year terms)
- Filing period is July 28, 2020 to August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM
- Filing fee is $15.00 (non-refundable)
- Withdrawal deadline is August 13, 2020
- Affidavits of Candidacy will be available from the St. Joseph Government Center starting Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
The City of St. Joseph is divided into two precincts (PDF) for the purpose of voting.
Precinct 1 - Residents residing west of County Road 121/College Avenue
Haehn Campus Center, College of Saint Benedict, 37 College Ave S
Precinct 2 - Residents residing East of County Road 121/College Avenue
St. Joseph Government Center, 75 Callaway St E
Residents of the City of St. Joseph are represented on a local, county, state, and federal level. The following represents districts of representation:
- Congressional District 6
- County Commissioner District 2
- Judicial District 7
- Minnesota House District 13A
- Minnesota Senate District 13
- School District 742