Elections

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.

Election results are available with the Minnesota Secretary of State.

General Elections

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.

Washington County 2024 Election Dates:

You can always use the OSS Poll Finder on the MN Secretary of State’s website: Voter Information Portal (mn.gov) to determine if there is something to vote on. 

The Washington County Elections website is also a great resource for voters. Washington County, MN - Official Website | Official Website.

In-Person Absentee Voting Locations: 

Cottage Grove Service Center 
13000 Ravine Pkwy So.
Cottage Grove MN 55016
Forest Lake Service Center 
19955 Forest Rd. N.
Forest Lake MN 55025
 Stillwater Government Center 
14949 62nd St N.
Stillwater MN 55082
Woodbury Service Center – Central Park (lower level)
8595 Central Park Pl.
Woodbury MN 55125