The City Clerk’s Office administers city, county, state and federal elections.
City, county, school board, state and federal elections are held in even-numbered years. Primary elections are held on the second Tuesday in August. General elections are held on the first Tuesday in November. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Residents of Shakopee reside within the following government jurisdictions:
|Government Jurisdiction||Shakopee Precinct No.|
|U.S. Congressional District 2||All|
|Minnesota Senate District 55||All|
|Minnesota House District 55A||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12A|
|Minnesota House District 55B||12B, 13|
|Metropolitan Council District 4||All|
|Scott County Commissioner District 1||5|
|Scott County Commissioner District 3||1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12A, 12B|
|Scott County Commissioner District 4||9, 10, 11, 13|
|Judicial District 1||All|
|Independent School District 720||All|
- Voting requirements and state elections: Minnesota Secretary of State
- Absentee ballots and voting: Scott County Elections Department
Changes to mayoral terms, election calendar
In August 2015, the council approved moving the city’s odd-year elections to even years beginning in 2018. The council canceled the November 2017 election, extending all elected officials’ terms by one year, upon the ordinance effective date.
The City Council also changed the office of mayor from a two-year to four-year term beginning with the next election cycle (2018).