The City of Kimball holds elections on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in even years.  The Mayor and Councilmembers are elected to staggered 4-year terms.  The City of Kimball’s polling place is located at the Kimball City Hall.  On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.


 Am I eligible to vote?

To be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota you must:
  • be at least 18 years old on Election Day 
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed
  • not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

 How do I register to vote?

In Minnesota, you may register at least 20 days before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place.

Registering before Election Day
You may register to vote online here or by completing a Voter Registration Application and submitting it by mail or in-person to your County election official. Contact information for your County election official can be obtained by using the Election Official Directory.

Once you're registered, you will receive a postcard with information about where you vote (your polling place) and your name will appear on the list of voters at your polling place. It takes some time to put the list together, so if you haven't registered at least 21 days before the election, you can register at the polling place on Election Day.

Voter Registration Applications in additional languages can be found here.

Registering to vote on Election Day
If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day by using any of the following proof of residence options below.
Option 1: ID with Current Name and Address
  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your name, address, picture and signature
Option 2: Photo ID Plus a Document with Current Name and Address

Photo IDs (may be expired)
  • Driver's License, State ID Card or Learner's Permit Issued by any State
  • United States Passport
  • United States Military or Veteran ID
  • Tribal ID Card with the name, signature and picture of the voter
  • Minnesota University, College, or Technical College ID Card
  • Minnesota High School ID Card
Accepted Documents
  • Residential Lease or Rental Agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
  • Current student fee statement
  • Bill, Account or Start of Service Statement Due or Dated within 30 Days of Election for:
    • Telephone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.) 
    • TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
    • Internet services
    • Electric, Gas or Water
    • Solid Waste or Sewer Services
    • Banking or Credit Card
    • Rent or Mortgage Payments
Option 3: Registered Voter Who Can Confirm Your Name and Address
A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address.  A registered voter can vouch for up to eight others.
Option 4: College Student ID—If a Student Housing List Was Provided
College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials. 
Option 5: Valid Registration in the Same Precinct
If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the elections official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.

Option 6: Notice of Late Registration
If you pre-registered to vote within 20 days of Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.

Option 7: Staff Person of a Residential Facility
If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address.

 How do I vote absentee?

You may find that you are unable to get to your polling place location on Election Day but still want to vote in the election. You can vote by casting an absentee ballot prior to Election Day.  For additional information on absentee voting, please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website here.

Important: You do not need to be registered to vote to apply for an absentee ballot. If you are not registered to vote, you will receive a Voter Registration Application with your absentee ballot.

 Where do I vote?

The City of Kimball’s polling place is located at the Kimball City Hall.  On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

 What are my voting rights?


For all persons residing in this state who meet federal voting eligibility requirements:
  1. You have the right to be absent from work for the purpose of voting in a state, federal, or regularly scheduled election without reduction to your pay, personal leave, or vacation time on election day for the time necessary to appear at your polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work.
  2. If you are in line at your polling place any time before 8:00 p.m., you have the right to vote.
  3. If you can provide the required proof of residence, you have the right to register to vote and to vote on election day.
  4. If you are unable to sign your name, you have the right to orally confirm your identity with an election judge and to direct another person to sign your name for you.
  5. You have the right to request special assistance when voting.
  6. If you need assistance, you may be accompanied into the voting booth by a person of your choice, except by an agent of your employer or union or a candidate.
  7. You have the right to bring your minor children into the polling place and into the voting booth with you.
  8. If you have been convicted of a felony but your felony sentence has expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence, you have the right to vote.
  9. If you are under a guardianship, you have the right to vote, unless the court order revokes your right to vote.
  10. You have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence your vote.
  11. If you make a mistake or spoil your ballot before it is submitted, you have the right to receive a replacement ballot and vote.
  12. You have the right to file a written complaint at your polling place if you are dissatisfied with the way an election is being run.
  13. You have the right to take a sample ballot into the voting booth with you.
  14. You have the right to take a copy of this Voter's Bill of Rights into the voting booth with you.

 Serve as an Election Judge!

Election judges play an essential role on Election Day. Serving as an Election Judge is a great service to our community and essential to our democracy.  Election Judges are officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day.

Duties of an Election Judge
set up the polling place, operate voting equipment, direct voters to the correct line, register individuals to vote, ensure all qualified voters are permitted to vote, demonstrate how to vote, distribute ballots to voters, assist voters, close down polling place following voting, determine results after polls close and certify the polling place results.

Required Qualifications to be an Election Judge

To be an election judge you must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • You must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • You cannot be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct at the same time
  • You cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any candidate on the ballot in that precinct

Student Eligibility

  • College students at least 18-years-old may serve as election judges
  • High school students 16-years-old and older may serve as trainee election judges

Desired Qualifications of an Election Judge

  • Ability to communicate clearly with voters
  • Comfortable with assisting and serving a diverse population
  • Ability to remain impartial and not exert influence over voters
  • Physical and emotional stamina
  • Attention to detail
  • General math skills
  • Fluency in a second language 

Time Off From Employment to Serve

You may take time off from work to be an election judge.

  • You must give your employer at least 20 days written notice, and you must attach the hour/pay rate form you will receive from the township board or city council that appoints you to the notice.
  • Your employer may reduce your salary/wages by the amount you are paid as an election judge during the time you are away from work.
  • Your employer may restrict the number of its employees serving as election judges to no more than 20 percent at a single work site.

Becoming an Election Judge

You may become an election judge by pursuing one of the following options.

  • Complete the election judge application and submit it to City Hall.
  • Attend your political party’s precinct caucus and request to be on a list of volunteers to be an election judge.

All appointments are made by Township Boards, City Councils or County Boards and occur at least 25 days before an election. In even years, most appointments will occur about three months before the primary. If appointed, you must attend training conducted by your municipal clerk or county auditor.

Serving as an Election Judge

  • Election judges may be asked to serve in the precinct where they live or elsewhere in the county or state.
  • Election judges are assigned to work with several other election judges in a polling place.
  • Election judges may serve for the Primary and/or General Election day.
  • Election judges may be asked to serve during a special election.

 Who should I contact with further questions?

If you have questions on any of the above information, please contact the City Clerk at (320)398-2725 or email nicole.pilarski@ci.kimball.mn.us.

*The above information has been obtained from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office