The special election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 7am - 8pm at West Middle School, 200 10th Ave E, Shakopee in the gymnasium. The main entrance (off 10th and Spencer) will be used for all voters. Extra ballot machines will be made available given the single polling location. All precincts will vote at this location. There will be parking and directional signage during voting hours, and the health and safety of all community members, students and staff will be of utmost priority.
If you are registered to vote, your name will be on a list of voters. You just need to write your signature next to your name. If you are registered, you do not need to show ID when you sign in.
If you did not register more than 20 days before Election Day, you must show ID and proof of your current address. See a list of all the types of ID and documents you can bring.
You have a right to time off work to vote, without losing your pay, personal leave or vacation time.
Accommodations are made to ensure community members of all abilities can easily and safely vote.
Additional voting details from the Secretary of State's website are listed below.
- You will vote in a private area, and your vote is secret.
- Special voting pens will be sanitized and provided to ensure the ink dries quick before being tabulated.
- If you make a mistake, you have a right to ask for a replacement ballot.
- After you have voted, put your ballot in the ballot-counter machine. Election head judges and election judges will be present.
- Be sure to get your “I Voted” sticker before you leave!
Absentee voting begins on September 17, 2021 and will be active through November 1, 2021.
In-person absentee/early voting hours at the Shakopee Public Schools District Office, 1200 Shakopee Town Square, are:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM M-F, excluding holidays
Saturday, October 16 voting will be available from 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday, October 26th thru Friday October 29th - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, November 1, 2021 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Additional details are below:
- An absentee application must be filled out first before a ballot can be provided. The form is below and will be available at any district school and the district office starting September 17th.
- Forms can be sent back in via mail to the District Office, dropped off in person at the District Office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org See application for further details.
- Ballots will not be officially processed until 7 days prior (or less) to election day (November 2, 2021) and can only be done when two election judges are present and there's equal representation in the process. All security and election processes guided by Scott County and the Secretary of State will be employed to ensure maximum security and adherence to absentee voting protocol.
- Scott County will manage military and UOCAVA absentee ballots directly.
Voter registration is not handled by the district. Voter Registration Applications (PDF) can be found at the following locations:
- Scott County Government Center, Customer Service, 200 4th Avenue W, Shakopee, MN 55379
- All Scott County libraries
- Online on the Minnesota Secretary of State website list above
- Call toll free 1-877-600-VOTE (1-877-600-8683). For a TTY/TTD (deaf and hard of hearing) communication, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529 or 711
Not sure if you're registered? Click here to check.
Hard copy applications should be returned to Scott County Elections, 200 4th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379
You may pre-register to vote at any time at least 20 days before an election. If you are not able to pre-register prior to the 20 days before an election, you must register at your polling place to vote on Election Day. Voter registration applications must be turned in to the County Auditor or Secretary of State within 10 days of being signed.
Large-type Minnesota Voter Registration Applications are available upon request from your County Auditor or the Office of the Secretary of State. Special assistance available to those who are elderly, have disabilities, or are in health care facilities. Contact the Secretary of State or your County Auditor for more information. Voter Registration Applications are available in other languages here.