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Voting Information

South washington county Schools will HOld a Special Election on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.

  • Early in-person voting is Friday, June 24 and ends Monday, Aug. 8 and is also available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.
  • Regular polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. 
  • To vote early by mail, visit mnvotes.org or call 651-430-6790 and request an absentee application be sent to you.

Questions about how to vote?

Call 651-430-6790

Visit mnvotes.org

Primary Election Day Aug. 9, 2022

Vote Early Starting June 24, 2022

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What is a Bond Election?

  • A bond referendum gives voters the opportunity to decide if SoWashCo Schools should be authorized to raise construction funding through the sale of bonds.
  • Bonds allow the district to borrow money that it then pays back over time and is the only method to raise enough funds for new construction.
  • The ballot question will go to voters during a special election on Aug. 9, 2022.
  • Construction funding does not take away from education funding.

What if the Bond Does Not Pass?

If voters do not approve the bond, the current 10-year facility plan will be modified, but not dismantled, in order to address growth where it is occurring. With some schools overcapacity, there will likely be extensive boundary changes prior to 2025. Other considerations include:

  • Beginning an alternative long-range facility planning process and considering all options available
  • Returning to voters with a new election in February 2023
  • Exploring temporary portable trailers at some school sites
  • Considering alternative scheduling options for high schools
  • Reviewing grade configurations at all levels
  • Increasing rental space and costs for learning and instruction
  • Struggling with continued higher than average class sizes in overcrowded schools

General Voting Questions

Ballot Question - Bonds for Buildings

School Building Bonds

Bond Sample Ballot

Ballot Question - BONDs for buildings
school building bonds

 Yes

  No

Shall the board of Independent School District No. 833 (South Washington County Schools), Minnesota be  authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $462,660,000 for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities including, but not limited to, construction of two elementary schools, expansion of three high schools, improvements to facilities districtwide and land acquisition?

 

BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING  FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.


 

Vote Early in Person

Early in-person voting is Friday, June 24 and ends Monday, Aug. 8 and is also available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Location

Address

In-Person Early Voting Hours

Washington County

14949 62nd Street N., Stillwater, MN 55082

  • Friday, June 24 to Monday, Aug. 8

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cottage Grove Service Center

13000 Ravine Pkwy., Cottage Grove, MN 55016

  • Friday, June 24 to Monday, Aug. 8

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

R.H Stafford Library (Lower Level) 

8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125

  • Friday, June 24 to Monday, Aug. 8

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Headwaters Service Center

19955 Forest Road N., Forest Lake, MN 55025

  • Friday, June 24 to Monday, Aug. 8

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oakdale City Hall 1584 Hadley Ave. N., Oakdale, MN 55128
  • Friday, June 24 to Monday, Aug. 8

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Vote Early by Mail

Washington County

To vote early by mail, visit mnvotes.org or call 651-430-6175 and request an absentee application be sent to you.

  • Complete an absentee ballot application and submit it online 
    • For mail, send completed application to Washington County Elections, 14949 62nd Street N., Stillwater, MN 55082.
  • Receive your ballot in the mail and complete it, following instructions carefully.
  • Return your ballot in the envelope provided; make sure it will arrive before Aug. 9.

Questions about how to vote? Call 651-430-6790 or visit mnvotes.org