2018 General Election Results

2018 General Election Results
Posted on 11/07/2018
The 2018 Election Day results are in, and 9,779 New Hope residents cast ballots for the November 6, 2018, General Election.

Voter turnout in New Hope was approximately 75%. By comparison, that’s 15% more voters than the most recent similar election in 2014. That year, 7,468 residents voted. The full breakdown of 2018 voters by precinct is listed below.

New Hope had two at-large city offices on the ballot, however, the two candidates were running unopposed, and Council Members Jonathan London and John Elder were reelected to their seats on the New Hope City Council for another term. Elder received 5,707 votes and London received 4,965.

The high voter turnout in New Hope was consistent with turnout across Minnesota. This is what Secretary of State Steve Simon announced in a media release on Wednesday morning:

“Minnesota has enjoyed extraordinarily high levels of voter participation and routinely ranks as #1 in the United States for turnout. For the 2018 statewide general election, preliminary estimates indicate that at least 2,593,922 voters participated either in-person or by absentee ballot, representing a 63.82 percent participation rate. That is the highest percentage of voter participation in Minnesota for a midterm election since 2002 and the largest raw total for a midterm election in Minnesota history.

'“Minnesota elections are a model for the nation,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon. “Not only do Minnesotans value civic engagement, but you have demanded from your government a voting system that makes it as easy as possible for Minnesotans to exercise their voice and power at the polls. Whether or not our participation rate this year means we will maintain our #1 in the nation status, I will always consider you the best voters in our great country.”'

Voting numbers