Golden Valley to Elect Mayor, City Council Positions
Tuesday is Election Day. It’s an off-year election when neither a presidential election or a midterm election takes place. Typically voter turnout is low. Golden Valley holds municipal elections in odd-numbered years and does not hold municipal primary elections. Residents cast ballots for Mayor, two city council seats and three seats on the Hopkins School Board.
“Happily, it’s been pretty steady. We’ve only had a few times when there have been no voters. So, we’re always delighted to see a lot of voters come out,” said Election Judge Jackie Wells. Golden Valley officials say many people skipped Election Day and instead voted early through absentee ballot.
“There have been 607 accepted ballots, so far for our city,” said City Clerk Kris Luedke. “Starting last Tuesday, voters could actually put their ballot directly into the ballot counter, for direct balloting, and we had 349 people come in. So, that is definitely picked up as it’s gotten closer to the election.”
For more information on candidates or election results after the polls close, check out our Local Vote 2019 page.