Special Election 2021

The Eden Prairie School Board has seven members, all of whom are elected at-large. One seat on Eden Prairie Schools' Board of Directors will be determined by voters in the Nov. 2 special election. Karla Bratrud was appointed to fill this vacancy through the special election, and she is not on the election ballot. Five people have filed as candidates in this year's election.

The League of Women Voters Minnetonka/Eden Prairie/Hopkins hosts candidate forums for school board elections.  The League of Women Voters Candidate Forum is September 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in a closed session (no audience). The forum will be broadcast live and rebroadcast on community cable. Streaming video at EPTV, at edenprairie.org/CityTV and facebook.com/CityOfEdenPrairie

Learn more about the candidates running for the school board at the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Voting Requirements
Individuals must meet the following requirements to vote in a school board or other special election:

  • Be at least 18-years-old
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of the school district and maintain residence in the district for 20 days immediately preceding the election
  • Absentee balloting is now open at the Administrative Services Center, 8100 School Road, Eden Prairie, during regular business hours.
  • View a sample ballot.

View information regarding poll locations and absentee voting.

For further information about school board elections, contact Laurie Hemstock at lhemstock@edenpr.org or call 952-975-7072.

Review Campaign Financial Reports.

For 2022:

School Board Director Beth Fletcher resigned on Sept. 27, 2021. The district will hold a special election in November of 2022 to fill the remainder of her term, which ends January 2025. The deadlines for candidate filing and printing ballots did not allow time for this vacancy to be added to the 2021 special election. At its Nov. 8, 2021 meeting, the School Board will appoint a person to fill Ms. Fletcher's seat until the results of the 2022 special election are canvassed. By state law, school boards are required to conduct special elections to fill vacancies on the board.