2020 General Election Results

The General Election was held on Nov. 3. All six Farmington precincts reported a total of 12,102 voters, resulting in a 82% voter turnout. There were 14,736 registered voters in Farmington on election day.

The city question on the ballot about abolishing the Water Board received 6,145 votes for 'No' and 4,078 votes for 'Yes'.

The seat for Mayor and two Farmington City Council seats with terms from Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2024 were on the ballot. Joshua Hoyt was elected as Mayor, and Steve Wilson and Katie Porter were elected to the City Council. The unofficial results for the contests were:

Mayor    Councilmembers
Joshua Hoyt - 5,869    Steve Wilson - 4,441
Terry Donnelly - 2,702    Katie Porter - 4,230
Katie Bernhjelm - 2,337    Robyn Craig - 3,697
     Eric Edwards - 2,768
     Lerew Kaas - 1,448

Voter Information

Your right to vote is a precious freedom. Exercising your right to vote is a fundamental privilege of a democratic society. Democracy and the freedom that comes with it can only be preserved through your participation. Stand up and be counted! (Sample ballots will be available here for the 2022 election).

Where Do I Vote?

Your polling location is dependent on the address where your house is physically located. If you have a Farmington mailing address, but your house is physically located in Lakeville, you vote in Lakeville. Polling locations are open for voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, here is what you should know when coming to a polling location:

  • As stated in the Governor's Executive Order, voters are required to wear a mask while waiting in line and inside the polling location.  All election judges are required to wear masks.

  • Sanitizing of equipment and booths will be done frequently.

  • Only 10-12 people will be allowed in a polling location at one time, therefore, waiting lines could be outside.

  • Voting booths will be spaced accordingly.

  • Voters should follow social distancing guidelines and keep 6 feet away from other people in line, while inside the polling location and when leaving.

Precinct 1 Rambling River Center  
Precinct 2 Church of St. Michael  
Precinct 3 Maintenance Facility  
Precinct 4 Farmington Lutheran Church    
Precinct 5 Bible Baptist Church  
Precinct 6 Farmington City Hall

You can also determine your polling location by contacting the City of Farmington at 651-280-6803 or email.

Who Can Vote?

You can vote if you are ALL of the following:

  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day; a US citizen;
  • a Minnesota resident for at least 20 days before the election;
  • a resident of your precinct on Election Day;
  • not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes my right to vote;
  • have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote;
  • have the right to vote because, if I have been convicted of a felony, my felony status has expired (been completed) or I have been discharged from my sentence;

A disability - accessible voting machine will be available at each precinct on Election Day and also for absentee voters. This machine ensures compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA). HAVA requires that all polling locations be equipped with at least one disability-accessible voting machine.


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