About These Results
These unofficial election results are reported directly to the Office of the Secretary of State by municipalities, school districts, and county auditors. Municipal and school district results may continue to be reported in the days following the election. Not all local municipalities and school districts report results or precinct statistics on this site. Sometimes media or others obtain vote totals directly from the precincts or local election offices before those election results are reported to this site. Totals reported by media or others may differ from the results reported on this site after the polls close. City and school district canvassing boards will meet between Friday, November 6 and Friday, November 13 to certify the results of general and special elections held November 3, 2015. If a recount is required, the municipal or school district clerk or another official will conduct the recount. The canvassing board will reconvene to receive the recounted results and to resolve ballot challenges. The recounted total, as approved by the canvassing board, will become the official election result. On November 4, 2015, the Hennepin County canvassing board will meet to canvass the votes cast for candidates in the Special Election for State Representative 46A held November 3, 2015.
Ranked Voting Results in the City of Saint Paul
The City of Saint Paul uses ranked voting to elect city offices. To win in Saint Paul on election night, candidates for council member need 50% + 1 of the first-choice votes. If no candidate gets a majority of first-choice votes on election night, counting resumes after election day. To learn more about how additional rounds of counting are conducted, go to Ramsey County Elections
The Saint Paul School Board uses the traditional method of voting.