Did you know you can request an absentee ballot application by phone?

To have an absentee ballot application mailed or faxed to you, call the Elections & Licensing Department at 952-361-1910 – Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  You can also access an application directly at: absentee ballot application. 

Absentee ballot applications can be returned by either:

Mail:  Carver County Elections
600 E. 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318

Fax:  952-361-1566

Email:  elections@co.carver.mn.us

Candidate Filings Start Today

Filing for City Council Seats – The terms of Councilmembers Joy McKnight and Kristy Mock will expire at the end of 2020. Candidate filings for these positions will be accepted at City Hall (316 Broadway) from Tuesday, July 28, 2020, through Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Tuesday, August 11, 2020, when City Hall will be open until 5:00 p.m. If you are not bringing your own affidavit of candidate filing form that is already notarized, please call ahead to make sure a notary is available.  The filing is not valid unless the form is notarized and the $2.00 filing fee is paid.

Soil Borings Taking Place July 27 – July 31

As part of the Water Treatment Facility Expansion Project, soil borings will be taking place July 27-July 31, 2020.  Crews will use a drill to dig about 20 feet deep into the ground to collect soil samples from key locations on the facility property (1765 Mount Hope Road), as well as along Spring Creek Drive.  These samples will help the project team understand the soil profile of the area before construction begins in the late fall of this year.  This will not impact street access.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole at Bolten and Menk at carverutilities@bolton-menk.com.

Don’t forget to sign up for email updates on the website at www.carverwater.com.

Vote by Mail….Request your Absentee Ballot Now!

Fill out your absentee ballot application on-line at:  State of MN or have it mailed or faxed to you by calling the Carver County Elections & Licensing Department at 952-361-1910.  Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail, fax, or e-mail.  For more details, see Carver County Elections

Apply early so you can mail back or deliver your absentee ballot before Election Day. You are not allowed to drop off your ballot at your precinct or the Carver County Government Center on Election Day. If you are in Carver County on Election Day you need to go to your polling place to cast your ballot. Plan ahead: Your absentee ballot must be received through the mail at Carver County by last mail delivery on Election Day.  You can return your application by fax, but not your ballot.

For any questions, please visit the City’s website at www.cityofcarver.com/elections or contact Vicky Sons-Eiden, Elections Administrator, at 952-448-8727 or vsonseiden@cityofcarver.com.

Don’t Want to Vote by Mail? Vote Absentee in Person Now

Absentee voting hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. In addition, on the Saturday before the election from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM and on the Monday before the election from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Absentee voters waiting until the last week before the election may experience long lines and the potential for a long wait.

Absentee Voting Location:
Elections & Licensing Department (All Carver County ballot styles available)
Government Administration Building
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN  55318
Phone:  (952) 361-1941
Fax: (952) 361-1566
Email: elections@co.carver.mn.us
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Carver Water Treatment Facility Expansion Project Updates

The City of Carver is planning on expanding the current water treatment facility beginning late this fall.  Visit the project website to view the project overview video, facility rendering, and leave your comments using the online comment card.  Don’t forget to sign up for project email updates on the website as well!  Click here:  Project Website

Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water

Many times we are over watering our lawns. The City of Carver allows watering on every even or odd-numbered day of the month, but that does not mean your grass or gardens need water every other day. The rule of thumb is that grass needs 1” of water a week and that can come from rain or a hose.

Cities supply three-times as much water to residents and businesses in the summer, as compared to winter. This can stress groundwater supplies and infrastructure as the additional water for irrigation requires city water departments to pump more water, treat more water, and pipe it to homes.

Watering Wisdom Webinar Series – The University of Minnesota is hosting a free, five-part summer webinar series focusing on turfgrass and irrigation topics. To learn more click HERE.

If there are any questions, please contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com

Vote by Mail or In Person Now – See details below….

For more details on each process, visit 2020 Election Information.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City and County election officials encourage voters to request a ballot by U.S. mail to help protect residents and City and County employees.  In-person voting is also available now at the Government Center – 604 E 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318.  Voting now will help you avoid long lines on Election Day.

Notice: Paving Delayed Today Due to Weather

Due to rain delays, the paving associated with the downtown 2018 Storm Sewer Project, which was originally planned Tuesday, July 7, will now be completed on Wednesday, July 8.

Crews will be paving the areas downtown which were impacted during the storm sewer installation.  Minor impacts to traffic will occur during this time.  Riverside Park access will be maintained through this work.  Paving is anticipated to be completed by the end of the day.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience during this project.  Please contact the person listed below if you have any questions, concerns, or require special access needs.

Colton Lee
On-Site Contact (Bolton and Menk)