Elections are held in the City of Saint Peter every year in cooperation with the Nicollet County Public Services Department. The City Administrator’s office administers elections. During even years, the ballot includes federal, state, and county races. During odd years, the ballot includes City Council (Mayor and Councilmembers) and School District races.
As provided for in State Statute, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each election day.
You may vote in Minnesota on the next election day if you
- Will be at least 18 years old on election day
- Are a citizen of the United States
- Will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day
- Are not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote
- Have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
- Have the right to vote because, if you have been convicted of a felony, your felony sentence has expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence.
Polling places in Saint Peter include National Guard Armory (Ward 1 voters) located at 1120 North Swift Street and the Community Center (Ward 2 voters) located at 600 South Fifth Street.
Registering to Vote
To vote in Minnesota, you must first register as a voter and there are a couple of ways to do so depending on when you register.
Before the Election
At least twenty days before the election, voters may register to vote by completing a voter registration application either by mail or in-person.
- By mail. Voter registration applications are available online at the Secretary of State’s website at Minnesota Voters. The registration application must be completed and returned to the address indicated by no later than twenty days before the election.
- In person. Voter registration applications are available at the Nicollet County Government Center (501 South Minnesota Avenue).
On Election Day
If you miss the deadline for pre-registration, you can still vote, but to register at the polling place on Election Day, you will need to provide specific type(s) of proof of residence. Click here to find information on what is an acceptable proof of residence to vote in Minnesota.