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Election Calendar

State Primary Election – August 14, 2018

State General Election – November 6, 2018

  • Voting hours are 7 am – 8 pm
Election Judge Information

Election 2018

Apply to be an Election Judge  

Election Judge Training Sessions – All election judges must be trained in order to serve.  Several training sessions will be set during the month of June or July around Wright County.  

Election Judge Trainees – If you are a high school student, age 16 or 17, you could qualify to serve as an Election Judge Trainee.  See the attached pamphlet and call 684-5407 if you would like more information or would like to apply to be an election judge for the Primary or General Elections in 2018. 

Automated Precinct Finder Provided by the Secretary of State’s Office – This tool helps voters find which precinct they should vote in.  This computerized tool will be provided in each of Buffalo Precincts this year. 

Election Judge Training Information

How do I register to Vote?

Registration ahead of time saves time and hassle on election day.

Voter Registration Card

Make your voting experience easier this year by pre-registering before election day. You must register to vote if you are a new resident, have moved to another precinct in the City, or if you did not vote in the election held in 2014 or 2016. 

You can pre-register at the Wright County Government Center until July 2018 for the primary election or until October 2018 for the general election. Registration can also be done the day of election at your precinct location. 

There are specific identification requirements that must be presented at the time you register. You must present one of the following items: 

• A Minnesota driver’s license, learners permit, state identification card, or the temporary receipt for one of these items. Ideally, the license or ID card will have the current address on it, and that’s all the voter needs to register. 

• If the license or ID has a former address, the voter may bring a recent utility bill for proof of the current address. Whenever a voter uses a utility bill, it must have the voter’s name and current address on it, and the due date must be within 30 days of the election. The bill can be for any of the usual utilities including gas, water, electric, waste removal, telephone, and cable TV. 

• A U.S. passport with a utility bill; 

• A U.S. military photo ID card with a utility bill; 

• A “Notice of Late Registration” with the current address; 

• Student ID card, fee, fee statement, or class registration, with the current address; 

• A student photo ID card with a utility bill; or 

• A school may provide a certified student list that shows students’ campus addresses which can be used with a student photo ID card.

• Voucher. If you don’t have any of these, you can still vote by having someone who is registered in the same precinct “vouch” for your identity and residence. 

Automated Precinct Finder

Try out our Automated Precinct Finder provided by the Secretary of State’s Office.  Just enter your address, and it will show you where to vote.

Where do I go to vote?

Do you know where to go to vote?

Precinct Finder

For regular even year elections, the City of Buffalo has four voting precincts. Each has its own voting location, so be sure to know where you should vote on election day.  

PRECINCT 1 is the area north of Hwy. 55.  Voters will vote at the Buffalo High School. It is located along Bison Blvd (Dague Avenue) off of County Road 35.  


PRECINCT 2 is the area that is considered the central part of town. It is the area on the south side of Highway 55, inside of Second Street South, where it intersects with Highway 25 near Buffalo Lake.  It excludes the Bella Vista development.  They will vote at the Northwinds Elementary School, 1111 7th Ave NW. 

PRECINCT 3 is the southern most part of the city and is bounded by Second Street South on the north side, south along Highway 25 South on the east side and Montrose Boulevard on the west side along Buffalo Lake. Voters of precinct three vote at Zion Lutheran Church. 

PRECINCT 4 includes the Bella Vista development.  This precinct will vote by mail.

If you have any questions, contact the City Center with your address, at 763-682-1181. We will be happy to look up your precinct location.  Or use our Online Precinct Location System provided by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Precinct Map

Precinct Map

Click here to view the Precinct Map.

Absentee Voting

Click here for information on Absentee Voting.

Voters can now vote early through the absentee voting process.  Absentee voting for the 2018 Primary Election will occur between Friday, June 29th and Monday, August 13th.  Absentee voting for the 2018 General Election will occur between Friday, September 21st and Monday, November 5th.  Eligible voters of the City of Buffalo can fill out the application below and return it to City Hall in person, by mail, by email or by fax, or an application can be submitted online via the link above.

Absentee Ballot Application – City of Buffalo Residents

Absentee Ballot Status Check
Candidate Information

The City of Buffalo’s elected City Council includes a Mayor and four City Council Members. Candidates must reside within the City of Buffalo city limits. All candidates running for an elective office must be 21 years of age upon assuming office. The Mayor is elected to a two-year term.  City Council Members are elected to four-year terms. The 2018 municipal election will consist of electing the Mayor and two (2) Council Members whose terms will commence in January 2019. Municipal elections are non-partisan and names are placed on the ballot without party designation.
Local filings for the 2018 general election are open for a two week time period. Filings open at 8:00 a.m. on July 31, 2018 and close at 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2018. Interested candidates can pick up a candidate filing packet at Buffalo City Hall located at 212 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN.

Expiration of terms are as follows:
December 31, 2018:  Mayor Lachermeier
December 31, 2018:  Council member Enter
December 31, 2018:  Council member Anderson
December 31, 2020: Council member Downer
December 31, 2020: Council member Kittock
Forms for Candidates:
Affidavit of Candidacy 2018
Affidavit of Withdrawal
Candidate Information Form
Campaign Manual 2018
Financial Reporting Forms
– Campaign Financial Report Certification of Filing
(These reports must remain posted on-line until October 1, 2022. For more
information please click HERE.)
Financial Report Certification
IRS Fact Sheet
Letter From MNDOT to Candidates
Election Results

Unofficial Results for the Buffalo City Offices*

MAYORAL CANDIDATES PRECINCT 1 PRECINCT 2 PRECINCT 3 PRECINCT 4 TOTAL VOTES
Lachermeier, Teri  2839  1857  1506  57  *6259
COUNCIL CANDIDATES PRECINCT 1 PRECINCT 2 PRECINCT 3 PRECINCT 4 TOTAL VOTES
Downer, Steve 1381  1037  784  31  *3233
Kittock, Linda M.  996  656  587  10  *2249
Krueger, Carla  929  602  468  17  *2016
Volk, Joe  807  498  414  25  *1744
Wakefield, Jameson  907  673  428  9  *2017

*Results are not official until City Canvassing Board approves on 11/14/16. Candidates listed in alphabetical order and in no other particular order. Write-ins not posted at this time. 

Results for Federal, State, & County Offices

2018 Candidate Profiles

Check back after candidate filing…

Precinct Caucus Finder

Precinct Caucus Finder will help you locate the time and place of the caucus meetings in your area. Provided by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Military Voting

Click here for information on Military Voting.

Questions about elections?

Call Jennifer Nash at 763-684-5407 or email elections@ci.buffalo.mn.us

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