2020 Elections

The City of Plainview encourages its citizens to place their vote. Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that we as US Citizens have. You will find some helpful information below regarding the upcoming 2020 Election.  

Please Note: 

The City of Plainview is split into TWO election precincts. 

Precinct 1 - Everything north of Broadway, including properties on the north side of Broadway.  Voting takes place at the Community Center -346 West Broaday Plainview, MN 55964

Precinct 2 - Everything south of Broadway, including properties on the south side of Broadway.  Voting takes place at City Hall-241 West Broadway Plainview, MN 55964 


Filing of Affidavits of Candidacy for City offices to be elected on November 3, 2020 will open on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and close on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Council Seats Up for Election: 

Mayor Seat: 2-Year Term (2021-2022)

Council Seat: 4-Year Term (2021-2024)

Council Seat: 4-Year Term (2021-2024)

Council Seat: 2-Year Term (Special Election Seat; 2021-2022)

The City Clerk will accept Affidavits of Candidacy at City Hall, 241 West Broadway, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Fridays. 

 *City Hall will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020 for filing and withdrawal

 The filing fee is $15 per candidate.  


 Click here to request an absentee ballot



Click here to find out your polling location.



This year's elections will be held on the following dates:

  • State Primary: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

  • General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Am I eligible to vote?
You are eligible to vote in Minnesota if you:

  • Are at least 18 years or older

  • Are a citizen of the United States

  • Are a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days before Election Day

  • Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed

  • Are not under a guardianship in which the court order revokes the right to vote

  • Have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

How do I register to vote?
Stop by City Hall located at 241 West Broadway in Plainview between the hours of 7 AM and 4:30 PM Monday -Thursday, and 7 AM  and 3 PM on Fridays, or you may register by clicking here.  **It's important to note that you will not be able to register within 20 days of an election. If you miss the cut-off date, you may register at your polling location on the day of the election. 

What if I'm unable to make it to my polling location on Election Day?

Minnesota law now allows anyone to vote early by voting absentee. For an absentee ballot, stop by City Hall at 241 West Broadway in Plainview between 8 AM and 4:30 PM Monday - Thursday,  and 7 AM - 3 PM on Fridays, or you may apply for an absentee ballot by clicking here. You can check out the status of your absentee ballot here.

Who do I vote for?

Who (or what) you will be voting for varies by election. Some examples of who or what you'd vote for are: Federal Offices (such as President or Senator), State Offices (such as Governor or State Senator), County Offices (such as Commissioner), Judges, Local Offices (such as City Mayor), School Board members or school referendums, State Constitutional Amendments, and more.

You can find out who's running for various offices by doing a search on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website. A map of the various districts is listed at the bottom of this page.

If you're unsure of who represents your ideals best, you should contact them by phone or email. There is also a wealth of information on your candidates on the World Wide Web. Sites such as Project Vote Smart are continually researching candidates for many different federal and state office and can help you decide who best represents you.

What will the ballot look like?
You can see a copy of your sample ballot on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website by entering your address information here.

I have questions that haven't been answered here. Who can I talk to?

First, we'd suggest you check out the Minnesota Secretary of State's Elections & Voting page. If you still have questions, please contact the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 651-565-2648.

Maps of Election Districts:


Wabasha County Commissioner Districts

Wabasha County has 5 non-partisan commissioner districts that serve 4 year terms. Districts 2, 4, and 5 are up for election in 2018 and Districts 1 and 3 are up for election in 2020.


Map for MN House Districts

Wabasha County falls within 2 partisan house districts - Districts 21A & 21B - that serve 2 year terms. All house districts are up for election in 2018.


Map for MN Senate Districts

Wabasha County falls within 1 partisan Senate district - District 21 - that generally serves a 4 year term. All Senate Districts are up for election in 2020.

 Map for US House Congressional Districts

Wabasha County is completely in partisan Congressional District 2. All congressional districts serve 2 year terms.

US Senate Districts

Minnesota has two senators that serve 6 year terms, as does each state in the US. One of the Senators is up for election in 2018 and the other will be up for election in 2020.  Primary & General special elections will be held for the seat held by former Senator Franken, now held by Senator Smith. The Senator elected in November will finish the current term and another election for that seat will be held in 2020.

Absentee Ballot Application

Register to Vote

Affidavit of Candidacy