Election Administration

The City of Hastings administers State Primary and State General Elections.


Upcoming Elections

General Election - Tuesday November 6, 2018

  • City Hall will be open Saturday November 3rd from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm for early voting for all precincts


Absentee Voting Information

What if I’m Gone on Election Day? Absentee voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election will begin September 21, 2018. 


Quick Tips Election & Voting Information

On Line Voter Registration


Ward Map and Polling Place Locations

**PLEASE NOTE: Ward 4, Precinct 2 will now be voting at Crossroads Church (225 33rd St W)**


Work at the Polling Place as an Election Judge


Candidate Filing Information

Locally, the Mayor and two At-Large Council positions will be on the ballot in 2018.  Candidates must be a resident of the City of Hastings.  Candidate filing is open from Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:00 am – Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Deadline for candidate withdrawal is June 7th at 5:00 p.m.


Current Candidate Filings

Mayor:  Danna Elling Schultz, Mary D. Fasbender, Cody D. Jones

At-Large Councilmembers:  Lori L. Braucks, Tom Cherney, Mark Vaughan


2018 Campaign Reports

Danna Elling Schultz Campaign Financial Report of Certification of Filing

Mary D. Fasbender Campaign Financial Report of Certification of Filing

Lori Braucks Campaign Financial Report 5/22/2018 - 7/24/2018

Lori Braucks Campaign Ledger 5/22/2018 - 7/24/2018

Danna Elling Schultz Campaign Financial Report 5/01/2018 - 5/25/2018

Danna Elling Schultz Campaign Ledger 5/09/2018 - 5/12/2018

Mark Vaughan Campaign Financial Report 05/25/2018 - 09/06/2018

Mark Vaughan Campaign Ledger 05/25/2018 - 09/01/2018

Mary D. Fasbender Campaign Financial Report 10/01/2017 - 06/04/2018

Mary D. Fasbender Campaign Ledger 10/01/2017 - 6/03/2018

Tom Cherney Campaign Financial Report 05/22/2018 - 08/16/2018

Tom Cherney Campaign Ledger 05/22/2018 - 08/16/2018


2018 Candidate Information


Candidate Forms 


Campaign Signage Regulations

In an effort to treat all political candidates consistently and fairly, the City of Hastings administers a process to enforce State regulations related to the placement of signs in City right-of-way and City property.  The rules apply to political campaign signs for all candidates, regardless of whether they are seeking school, City, county, state or federal offices.               

Consistent with the laws of the State of Minnesota, campaign, private and commercial signs are not allowed in the following locations:

Public right-of-way for State Highways, including Trunk Highway 61, Trunk Highway 55 and Trunk Highway 316

County property and public right-of-way for County Roads


Election Results



Postings and Publications


  • Notice of Filing for Candidacy
  • Absentee Voting Begins 6-29-18
  • Absentee Ballot Board Meets
  • Notice of 2018 Primary Election
  • Notice of Public Accuracy Testing


  • Absentee Voting Begins 9-21-18
  • Absentee Ballot Board Meets
  • Notice of 2018 General Election
  • Public Accuracy Test
  • Canvass Results of General Election


Historical Candidate Campaign Reports



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