Election Information

November 6, 2012

General Election

Polling location Rockord High School – Community  Center

7600 Co. Rd. 50

Local election candidates

Mayor - Renee Hafften bio

Council Members – Vote for 2

Council – Rick Martinson (incumbent)bio

Council – Bill Decker bio

Council – Denise Kesanen

Council – Robert “Bob” Freese  bio

General Elections – Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ALL Rockford residents in Hennepin County and Wright County vote at the Rockford Community Center – 7600 County Road 50 (Rebecca Park Trail).  The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.


Absentee voting will not be available at City Hall to vote in person.  Absentee voting will begin on Friday, September 21, 2012 and end November 5, 2012.  Absentee Ballot Applications are available online, at the County or at City Hall, 6031 Main Street, Rockford.  Complete the application and bring in person, fax or mail to the county where you live:

Hennepin County Residents - Hennepin County Elections, Government Center PSL, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55487  Fax 612-348-2151 or Phone 612-348-5151

Wright County Residents – Wright County Government Center, Attn:  Elections Division, 10 2nd Street NW, Room 230, Buffalo, MN  55313  Fax 763-682-7873 or Phone 763-682-7578


To view your ballot, click on the link and provide the appropriate informaiton:  http://myballotmn.sos.state.mn.us/ or view:  Hennepin County SAMPLE Ballot & Maps OR Wright County SAMPLE Ballot & Maps


If you are a new resident to the City of Rockford, recently turned 18, moved within the city or have not voted in the last four years you will need to register.

You may register to vote on Election Day, make sure you have ID such as a current driver’s license or Minnesota ID card with your correct address. If you have not changed your driver’s license you must have a current utility bill, along with your ID.

The last day to preregister is 5:00 pm at City Hall on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.


The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office encourages cities to share a one-stop-shop online resource for military and overseas voters. This website explains how to apply for, cast, and return absentee ballots. Please consider posting the following link on your city’s website:



Call City Hall (763) 477-6565 Ext. 24 or go online to www.sos.state.mn.us


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