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.

The 2023 Local General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, for residents within: Mahtomedi, St. Paul Park, Independent School District 833 & Independent School District 834.  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


Election questions not answered here can be directed by emailing Tamara Anderson at 651-458-2878.