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Posted on: January 2, 2020

2020 Elections

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2020 will be a busy year for Fridley voters. There are three election days in 2020! Learn about voting, important dates, door knocking and how to become an election judge.

There are two election days left in 2020: 

  • August 11, 2020 - Regular Primary
  • November 3, 2020 - General Election

Early Voting

If voters are unable to vote on election day, they may want to vote by Absentee Ballot. Fridley residents are welcome to vote early at the Fridley Civic Campus (7071 University Avenue) beginning January 17 for the PNP. Voting hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 29, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Voters may also vote at the Anoka County Courthouse (2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303).

In addition, voters may request that ballots be mailed to their home. To apply for a mailed Absentee Ballot, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s web site:, or call 1-877-600-VOTE (8683).

Important Dates

  • Candidate Filing for Fridley offices begins May 19, 2020
  • Early Voting for the Regular Primary: June 26, 2020 through August 10, 2020
  • Early Voting for the General Election: September 18, 2020 through November 2, 2020

Local Candidates

For Fridley City Council, the following vacancies will be on the ballot: Mayor and Councilmember- at-Large. Terms for these Council positions are four years beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2024.

Door Knocking for Political Candidates

With election day around the corner, residents may experience political candidates knocking on their door. City Code exempts political candidates from being licensed. Normally, most people visiting door-to-door need to have a Solicitor’s License and go through a background check with the City.

For more detailed election and voter information, including where to vote, please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at or contact the City Clerk’s office at

For more information you may visit us on the web at, email or call 763-572-3523.

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