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File #: RES 21-200    Version: 1 Name: Annual Polling Location Designations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action: 10/18/2021
Title: Annual Polling Place Designations
Sponsors: Catherine Sorensen
Attachments: 1. Voting Precincts Map

Consent Agenda - Cathy Sorensen, City Clerk




Annual Polling Place Designations



Executive Summary

Council is asked to adopt the proposed resolution designation polling places for 2022.



State Statute requires the governing body of each municipality to designate polling place locations annually, even when no elections are regularly scheduled as the requirement would apply to any special elections that may arise.  The attached map identifies the city’s current 24 polling locations.  Even though the redistricting process will likely result in precinct changes, cities still need to pass this annual polling place resolution for 2022 by December 31, 2021. Adoption of this resolution fulfills the statutory requirement and ensures that designations are accurate for any possible special elections in early 2022. Once wards/precincts are established during redistricting, staff will bring forward a resolution establishing polling places that will take effect starting with the August 9, 2022 primary election. It is the intention of the legislature to complete congressional and legislative redistricting no later than February 15, 2022, after which cities reestablish all precincts. Staff has begun preliminary work in preparation of this process which will include the charter commission and opportunities for public input to assist council as you consider any proposed changes.

A certified copy of the adopted resolution will be forwarded to both county auditors.

Strategic Plan Relationship

This item relates to the effective communication strategic priority that ensures polling places are planned for and established.


Board/Commission Review



Financial Impact



Public Outreach/Input



Staff Recommendation

Adopt the proposed resolution designating polling places for the 2022 election cycle.


Attachment List

Precinct map



WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 204B.16, subd 1 requires the City Council, by ordinance or resolution, to designate polling places for the upcoming year; and


WHEREAS, changes to the polling places locations may be made at least 90 days before the next election if one or more of the authorized polling places becomes unavailable for use; and


WHEREAS, changes to the polling place locations may be made in the case of an emergency when it is necessary to ensure a safe and secure location for voting.

                      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Blaine City Council, in compliance with the terms and provisions of Minnesota Statutes Section 204B.16, hereby designates the following polling places for elections conducted in the City in 2021:


Ward 1 Precincts

Polling Place



University Avenue Elementary School

9901 University Avenue NE


Mary Ann Young Center

9150 Central Avenue NE


St. Timothy’s Catholic Church

707 89th Avenue NE


Christ Lutheran Church

641 89th Avenue NE


National Sports Center -Welcome Center

1750 105th Avenue NE


Infinite Campus

4321 109th Avenue NE


Our Saviors Lutheran Church

9185 Lexington Avenue NE


Centennial Senior High - Performing Arts

4757 North Road


Blaine City Hall (Mail Ballot)

10801 Town Square Drive

 Ward 2 Precincts

  Polling Place



King of Glory Church

10103 University Avenue NE


Madison Elementary School

650 Territorial Road NE


Hope Church

1264 109th Avenue NE


Jefferson Elementary School

11331 Jefferson Street NE


Abundant Life Community Church

1105 117th Avenue NE


National Sports Center -Welcome Center

1750 105th Avenue NE


Oak Park Community Church

12050 Aberdeen Street NE


Blaine City Hall

10801 Town Square Drive

 Ward 3 Precincts

  Polling Place



Blaine United Methodist Church

621 115th Avenue NE


Fire Station #3

11920 Ulysses Street NE


Roosevelt Middle School

650 125th Avenue NE


Way of the Lord Church

804 131st Avenue NE


Johnsville Elementary School

991 125th Avenue NE


Northpoint Elementary School

2350 124th Court NE


Muslim American Society (MAS) MN

12175 Aberdeen Street NE


Bridgewood Community Church

11670 Lexington Avenue NE


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city clerk is hereby authorized to designate a replacement meeting the requirements of the Minnesota Election Law for any polling place designated in this resolution that becomes unavailable for use by the city;


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city clerk is hereby authorized to designate an emergency replacement polling place meeting the requirements of the Minnesota Election Law for any polling place designated in this resolution when necessary to ensure a safe and secure location for voting; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city clerk is directed to send a copy of this resolution and any subsequent polling place designations to the Anoka and Ramsey County Elections Offices.


PASSED by the City Council of the City of Blaine this 18th day of October, 2021.