As Brooklyn Park voters enter the final week of the special primary election campaign for mayor, early in-person voting and mail-in absentee voting has been off to a slow start.
Just 487 people had voted as of Wednesday afternoon (March 31), according to the city clerk Devin Montero. When polls opened in last November’s general election, the city’s 24 precincts had 47,520 registered voters. In terms of population the city is Minnesota’s sixth largest.
There are seven candidates on the ballot for the April 13 special primary election. Three of the seven currently serve on the city council and one is a former council member.
The mayor’s seat became vacant after former Mayor Jeff Lunde was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners last November.
How to vote before the April 13 special primary election
Through April 12: You can vote in-person at City Hall, Monday through Friday between 8am-4:30pm. City Hall is at 5200 85th Ave. N.
Saturday voting in-person: If you can only vote in-person on a Saturday, you can do so on Saturday, April 10 from 10am to 3pm.
By mail: If you have not already mailed your ballot, you might want to do that as soon as possible, ideally by April 6 because of the well-publicized postal challenges. If you have not already downloaded and filled out your ballot, you can do so at this Brooklyn Park city website.