City of Scandia, MN

Have a question about elections not answered here?  Contact city staff by email or phone (651) 433-2274.

Registering to Vote

If you were previously registered to vote in Scandia, and have voted at least once in during the last four years, you are already registered.  If you moved since you voted last, even if it is just to a new address within the city, you must update your registration. 

For the August 11, 2020 State Primary Election, voter pre-registration closes at 5:00 p.m. 21 days before the primary - on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  For the November 3, 2020 General Election, voter pre-registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  After these dates, you may register at the polls on election day or at the same time you cast an absentee ballot. When you register to vote on election day, please be prepared to show proof of residency. 

More information on registering to vote can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.   Download forms from that site, or contact the city or county offices. 

When to Vote

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. for the Presidential Nomination Primary (Tuesday, March 3, 2020), the Primary Election (Tuesday, August 11, 2020) and General Election (Tuesday, November 3, 2020).

Where to Vote

The City of Scandia has a single precinct, voting at the Scandia Community Center, 14727 209th St. N., Scandia, Minnesota  55073.

Not sure where you vote?  Use the Polling Place Finder on the Minnesota Secretary of State's web site or contact the city office at 651 433-2274.   

Absentee Ballots

With absentee voting you may vote either in person or by mail during the 46 days before Election Day.  Absentee balloting for the State Primary Election begins on Friday, June 26, 2020.  Absentee balloting for the General Election begins on Friday, September 18, 2020.

In person:

In-person absentee voting for the November 3 General Election is available to Washington County eligible voters at the locations below. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning September 18 through November 2.

The hours are: Monday – Friday 8AM-4:30PM, Oct. 31 8AM - 3PM, and Nov. 2 8AM - 5PM.

  • Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake 
  • Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Pkwy, Cottage Grove 
  • Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale 
  • Washington County Gov’t Center, 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater
  • RH Stafford Library/ Central Park, Lower Level, 8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury 

If voters intend to participate in person prior to or on Election Day, they are encouraged to wear a mask and bring their own pen. 

By mail:

Apply early so you can mail back or deliver your absentee ballot to Washington County by 3 p.m. on Election Day. You cannot drop off your voted ballot at your precinct on Election Day.  You may call, write, or fax to request an application. You can return your application by fax, but not your ballot.

Voters may apply for an absentee ballot online through the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office. The online applications will be processed by Washington County and ballots will be mailed to the voters applying online.

To print a copy of an absentee ballot application click on the link below:

Absentee Ballot Application (PDF) 

The application must be sent to the County Elections Office by mail or fax, see below.

Mail: Washington County Elections, 14949 62nd St. N. Stillwater MN 55082
Fax: 651-430-6178

You may call Washington County Elections at 651-430-6175 to have an absentee ballot application mailed to you.

Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot:

During the seven days preceding an election and until 2:00 p.m. on election day, an eligible voter who is a patient of a health care facility may designate an agent to deliver the ballots to the voter. Your agent must be at least 18 years old, have a pre-existing relationship with you and cannot be a candidate. The request for agent delivery form is available below: 
Voter Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot (PDF) 

If you are in the military or outside the U.S., you vote based on where you last lived in Minnesota. Your parent, spouse, brother, sister, or adult child can apply for you. Make sure to apply early. See the Secretary of State's website for more information and forms

What district(s) include Scandia?

Scandia residents vote for representatives of the following election districts: 

  • Congressional District:  6
  • Minnesota Senate District:  39
  • Minnesota House District:  39A
  • Judicial District:  10
  • Washington County Commissioner District:  1
  • School Districts: 831 (Forest Lake), 2144 (Chisago Lakes) or 834 (Stillwater) depending upon place of residence.

You may use the Polling Place Finder on the Secretary of State's website to locate your districts and polling place. 

Scandia City Council Election

Scandia will vote for Mayor and two Council members on November 3, 2020.  Filings open on Tuesday, July 28 and ends on Tuesday, August 11 for this November 3, 2020 city election. Candidates may withdraw not later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13.

The Mayor serves a two-year term, and the Council members will serve four-year terms, all commencing on January 6, 2021 (the first Wednesday of the new year.)  The terms of Mayor Maefsky and Council Members Kronmiller and Ness end in 2020.
Candidates must file an affidavit of candidacy with the City Clerk, signed in the presence of a notary, and pay a $2.00 filing fee.  Candidates are placed on the ballot without party designation.

Qualifications for candidates are:

  • Eligible voter
  • At least 21 years of age when assuming office
  • Resident of the city for thirty days preceding the General Election (November 3, 2020)
  • Has not filed for another office in the same election

Compensation for Scandia City Council members is currently (2020):

  • Mayor-  $4,144.19 Annually
  • City Council Member- $3,360.14 Annually

Questions about city offices?  Contact city staff by e-mail or phone 651 433-2274.

Who is running for election?

The following candidates have filed for City offices:

Office of Mayor:

  • Christine Maefsky 
  • Randall F. Simonson

City Council:    

  • Greg Amundson   
  • Steve Kronmiller
  • James Gribble
  • Heather Benson 
  • Christopher Johnson

Also check the Secretary of State's website for candidate filings. 

Sample Ballot for the General Election on November 3, 2020

Click below to view the sample ballots for the General Election on November 3, 2020.


Campaign Financial Reports

Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 211A.02 Subd. 6, campaign financial reports received by the City Clerk within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the report will be posted on this site. Reports will be available on-line for four years from the date posted.
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2018 Campaign Finance Reports6 documents

  • Christine Maefsky, Office of Mayor, 1st Report
  • Christine Maefsky, Office of Mayor, Final Report
  • Randall F. Simonson, Office of Mayor, Final Report
  • Patti Ray, Office of City Council, Final Report
  • Dan Squyres, Office of City Council, Final Report
  • Jerry Cusick, Office of City Council, Final Report

2020 Campaign Financial Reports9 documents

  • Greg Amundson, City Council_Final Certification Report
  • Heather Benson, City Council_Final Certification Report
  • James Gribble, City Council_Campaign Financial Report #1 and Final
  • James Gribble, City Council_Final Certification Report
  • Christopher Johnson, City Council_Final Certification Report
  • Steve Kronmiller, City Council_Final Certification Report
  • Christine Maefsky, Office of Mayor_Campaign Financial Report #1 and Final
  • Christine Maefsky, Office of Mayor_Final Certification Report
  • Randall Simonson, Office of Mayor_Final Certification Report
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