General Election – November 2018


The General Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, at the Avon Township Hall, 16881 Queens Road, Avon (MN). The pre-test and Public Accuracy tests were performed prior to the election.

There were 1000 votes cast by Town residents in the election, which is a turnout of 70% of the registered voters and higher than the statewide average. We had three ePoll books operating for checking-in voters and registering new voters. It was rare for voters to have to wait more than a few minutes to vote. There were about 17 voting booths set up in the Town Hall providing the opportunity to vote either standing up or sitting down. The Automark assisted voting machine was available for use. The new ballot counters also worked well, too. One particularly nice feature is that the ballots are optically scanned and automatically record write-in votes saving judges time in locating them on individual ballots. Election results are available via the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

We are especially grateful to our election judges for their dedicated service – Deb Angulski, Lisa Baker, Sharon & Rich Beach, Marion Gondringer, Joyce Hess, Kelly Martini (Head Judge), Jane Merdan, Ken Mergen, Bev Nathe, and Sue Rushmeyer. Clerk Stephen Saupe organized the election for the Township.