The 2020 State and City Primary Election will be held August 11, 2020, in the City of Hutchinson.  The polling place for all City precincts is located at the Recreation Center, 900 Harrington Street.  Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Absentee ballots are available for all eligible voters beginning June 26, 2020, through August 10, 2020, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at Hutchinson City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E.  Special Saturday hours are set to allow people to vote absentee at the Hutchinson City Center on Saturday, August 8, 2020, from the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and absentee voting hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2020.

Notice of Filing

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of the City of Hutchinson, Minnesota, who may desire to be a candidate for City Office at the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  The offices listed below will be voted on.  If three or more candidates should file for one office, a primary election will be held August 11, 2020.  Qualified candidates must file an affidavit of candidacy with Melissa Starke, Election Official for the City of Hutchinson (or designee), accompanied by a filing fee of $20.00, between May 19, 2020, and June 2, 2020.  Affidavits of Candidacy will be accepted during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the Hutchinson City Center, 111 Hassan Street SE, Hutchinson, Minnesota  55350 and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2020.  Note:  Filing offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day.  For questions related to filing, please contact Melissa Starke at (320) 234-4202 or by Email.

Offices to be filled are as follows:

COUNCIL SEAT #3 – four year term
COUNCIL SEAT #4 – four year term
MAYOR  – two year term

This is in accordance with the provisions of Minnesota State Statute 205.13 as amended.

Candidate Filings

The following individuals have filed for City Council seats as follows:


Morgan Baum
Gary T Forcier


Brandon Begnaud
Mark Carrigan
Jeff Liestman
John Lofdahl
William Teetzel


Chad Czmowski
Jared R. Golde

*Council Member Seat 3 candidates will proceed to the Primary Election in August to narrow the candidates to two.  Council Member Seat 3, along with Council Member Seat 4 and Mayor, will then proceed to the General Election in November.

August 11, 2020 – Primary Election

Absentee Voting Begins June 26, 2020

November 3, 2020 – General Election

Absentee Voting Begins September 18, 2020

Minnesota voting information is available on state web sites.

Click on the links provided. These sites can assist you with voting information, registering to vote, finding your polling place, as well as your city precinct, US and Minnesota House  Representatives, and Minnesota Senate Representative.

Polling Place Finder Link
Find your polling place and your district and precinct information.

District Finder Link
Find your representatives and provides contact information.



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