City Elections Information

City elections in Cottage Grove are held in November of even-numbered years. City Council elections are non-partisan and candidates run for their seats at large. School District 833 elections are held in November of odd-numbered years.

National, state, and county general elections also are held in November of even-numbered years. National, state, and county primaries are held in August of even-numbered years. Minnesota has a consolidated primary ballot that allows voters to make a secret choice of a major party primary.

Primary Elections are held Aug. 9.

Click here to here to view the sample ballots for each precinct.


Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Election Links

Election questions not answered here can be directed to Joe Fischbach at 651-458-2883 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Filing for Office - Cottage Grove City Council

Two Council Member seats and one Mayor seat will appear on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Members of the City Council are elected for four year terms.  The salary for Council Member is $565 per month and $768 per month for Mayor.

Persons interested in running for office must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Maintain residency in Cottage Grove for at least 30 days prior to the General Election date
  • Have not filed for any other office for that year's elections

Filings for office will be accepted by the City Clerk’s office from Tuesday, Aug. 2 through Tuesday, Aug. 16 during regular City Hall office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. City Hall will be open for filing until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The Filing fee is $5.00. 

The withdrawal period for candidates is Aug. 2 through Aug. 18 at 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 651-458-2883.

 

 

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