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Eight File for School Board

Eight Eden Prairie community members have filed for the three open seats in this fall’s School Board election. The election will be held November 7 and elected candidates will serve a three-year term. 


The School Board candidates are:

  • Lauren Crandall
  • Elaine Larabee   
  • Holly H. Link
  • Esra Riggs
  • Kenneth J. Robinson
  • John J. Scheid
  • Terri Swartout
  • Barbara Jean West

There are three ways to vote:

  • Absentee voting is available through Nov. 6 at the Administrative Services Center (8100 School Road).
  • Direct Ballot voting is available Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 at the Administrative Services Center (8100 School Road). During direct ballot voting, voters cast their own ballot into the machine like they would do at their precinct on election day. Voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. 
  • On election day (Nov. 7) at their combined polling location. Voters can find their poll location online at

The combined polling places for this election are located at:

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (16515 Luther Way) – Precincts 1,2,3,5,6
  • St. Andrew Lutheran Church (13600 Technology Drive) – Precincts 4,7,8,11,12
  • Prairie Lutheran Church (11000 Blossom Road) – Precincts 13,14,15,16,17
  • Grace Church (Pioneer Trail & Spring Road) – Precincts 9,10,18,19A,19B

Voters can view a sample ballot online using My Ballot.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the School Board election, contact Laurie Hemstock at 952-975-7072 or