Presidential Nomination Primary Election                                March 3, 2020

In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary. The first presidential nomination primary election since that legislation was passed will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Only the major parties with national conventions are allowed to participate in the presidential nomination primary. Registered voters will be able to vote at their polling place on presidential primary day or by absentee ballot in the 46 days before presidential primary day (starting January 17, 2020). A voter must request the ballot of the party of their choice. If a voter refuses to select a party, they will not be able to vote in the presidential nomination primary. The voter’s political preference is nonpublic data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act except it will be made available to the four major political party chairs. How a voter voted on the ballot will be secret. The presidential primary results must bind the election of delegates in each party. Counties and municipalities will be reimbursed by the state for the primary costs. On Election Day all polling places will be open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Ramsey residents may vote in-person absentee at the Ramsey Municipal Center or the Anoka County Government Center. Absentee balloting begins Friday, January 17, 2020, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. City Hall will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may also vote absentee via U.S. mail by contacting Anoka County Elections at 763-324-1300 or requesting a ballot online at www.sos.state.mn.us.

Election Results

Eligibility to Hold Office

Candidates for public office must:

  • be an eligible voter
  • have no other affidavit on file as a candidate for any office in the same election
  • be 21 years of age or more by time of assuming office
  • have maintained residency in the City for 30 days before the election

Number of Households Per Ward

The City of Ramsey is currently home to 9,537 households.  The City is divided into four Wards, with two voting Precincts per Ward.  2018 Household per Ward (pdf).

Campaign Finance Reporting

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 211A.02, Subd. 6, Campaign Finance Reports will be posted within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the report and will remain available for four (4) years after the posting date.