2018 Elections & Voting


For the 2018 Election there are three open seats on the Nisswa City Council: Mayor (2 year term) and two Councilmembers (4 year term). There is no local Primary election for these offices. 


Filing Period for City Office: July 31st - August 14th until 5:00pm

Primary Election: August 14th – Polls open 7am – 8pm

Last Day for Candidate Withdrawal: August 18th until 5:00pm

September 21st: Absentee voting begins for General Election

General Election: November 6th – Polls open 7am – 8pm



The City of Nisswa has one polling place, located at City Hall - 5442 City Hall Street. You must vote in the precinct where you legally reside. To find out your polling place, click here.   




You must be registered in order to vote. To register online visit the MN Secretary of State's Elections & Voting webpage




Minnesota voters who are unable to get to their polling places on Election Day can still participate in our democracy and vote. The process is called voting by absentee ballot. Minnesota votors no longer need a reason to vote absentee. Click here to be directed to more information about how to request an absentee ballot.




Visit mnvotes.org to view a sample ballot, search for candidate filings and more. The sample ballot shows a list of the candidates and ballot questions you'll be voting on. Information is posted about 45 days before an election. A sample ballot is not available for all local elections. You may need to contact the local government (city, town or school district) holding the election.




Any eligible person may become a candidate by filing an Affidavit of Candidacy with the City Clerk at City Hall located at 5442 City Hall Street. A fee of two ($2.00) dollars must be paid at the time of filing. 



2018 Candidate Packet

2018 Campaign Manual

2018 Candidate List Request Forms




Per State Statute, political signs can be any size or number.  Be sure to place signs on private property (yards) and not in the public right-of-way (boulevards). Generally, public right-of-way begins at the street and extends a few feet beyond the sidewalk.  If signs are placed on a corner lot, be sure not to place them so they obscure vision. All signs may be posted 46 days before the State Primary in a State General Election year and should be removed no later than 10 days following the State General Election.

Minnesota Secretary of State Official Election Site    

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City of Nisswa

City of Nisswa
5442 City Hall Street PO Box 410 Nisswa MN 56468

Phone: 218.963.4444
Fax: 218.963.3108
Email: info@ci.nisswa.mn.us