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The state primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2024. Our polling place for in-person voting on election day is Medicine Lake City Hall. You can check your voter registration status or register to vote online via Minnesota’s Secretary of State website at

Vote Early by Mail/Absentee Voting. Medicine Lake’s absentee voting, whether in-person or by mail, is coordinated by Hennepin County. You can find information about voting early in-person or by mail, including when and how to request a ballot, at That website includes answers to frequently asked questions, important deadlines, options to return your absentee ballot, voting early in person, and a link to track the status of your mail-in ballot to confirm that it was received and counted.

New this year, voters may now sign up to be on the permanent absentee voting list. Voters on this list can sign up once to be automatically sent an absentee ballot before every election. All eligible voters can choose to join the permanent absentee voter list by checking the box on the interactive voter registration application. The online and paper application can be found at

There are other methods of voting early. Information about those other options can be found at

If you have questions about absentee voting or voting early in-person you can contact the Hennepin County elections office directly at 612-348-5151 or by e-mail at [email protected]


Interested in Running for Office?

 Are you interested in running for office in November? The general election will be held on November 5, 2024. There will be four Medicine Lake offices on the November ballot – two seats on the November general election ballot as regularly scheduled and two seats on that same ballot as “special elections” due to vacancies occurring during the terms of office, which were then filled by appointment. The Medicine Lake offices on the November ballot are, as follows:

  • One two-year term mayoral seat;
  • One four-year term city council seat;
  • One four-year term city council seat on the ballot as a special election and currently filled by appointment; and,
  • One two-year term city council on the ballot as a special election and currently filled by appointment.

If you are interested running for one of the three council seats or for mayor in the general election, submit your Affidavit of Candidacy and $2 filing fee to Joshua Hauble, 222 Peninsula Road, Medicine Lake, Minnesota, during the candidate filing period beginning on July 30 and ending on August 13, 2024 at 5 p.m. Affidavits of Candidacy, along with additional information about becoming a candidate, can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website,

Important Information About Completing the Affidavit of Candidacy.

Clearly identify which council seat you are seeking. If you wish to run for one of Medicine Lake’s three city council seats, you must identify which of the three seats you are running for (four-year term council seat, four-year term council seat via special election, or two-year council seat via special election) after “Office Sought” on the Affidavit of Candidacy. Each of those council seats will be listed on the November ballot separately.

Have your signature witnessed by a notary public or the Election Clerk. You can either sign your Affidavit of Candidacy before a Notary Public or before Election Clerk Joshua Hauble. Either way, be sure to have your signature witnessed by one of those two options before submitting your Affidavit of Candidacy.

If you are interested in, or have questions about, running for office or have any questions about the upcoming election, please do not hesitate to contact Josh Hauble by e-mail at [email protected] for more information.




 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a state primary will be conducted on August 13, 2024. The designated polling place is Medicine Lake Town Hall, 10609 South Shore Drive, Medicine Lake, Minnesota. The hours of voting at the designated polling place will be from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. The following offices will be on the state primary ballot: U.S. Senator.

A public test of the voting systems used in the state primary will be held on August 1, 2024 at 4 p.m. at Medicine Lake Town Hall.


 To the legal voters of the City of Medicine Lake, Hennepin County, Minnesota:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Medicine Lake General Election will be held on November 5, 2024. Affidavits of Candidacy will be accepted by the election clerk during the filing period of July 30, 2024 through August 13, 2024 ending at 5:00 p.m. for the following city seats on the November ballot:

  • One four-year City Council seat;
  • One four-year City Council seat via special election currently filled by appointment;
  • One two-year City Council seat via special election currently filled by appointment; and,
  • One two-year Mayoral seat.

Candidates must file an Affidavit of Candidacy and pay a $2 filing fee with Joshua Hauble, 222 Peninsula Road, Medicine Lake, Minnesota.


Joshua Hauble, City Clerk for Elections