The City experienced an unprecedented level of gun violence in 2020. The monthly total for shots fired incidents in July (44) reflected the highest monthly total since the department has been tracking shots fired incidents. The monthly totals in August (33) and June (29) reflect the second and third highest monthly totals, respectively. Other metrics (shell casings recovered, persons struck by gunfire, etc.) were also much higher in 2020. For example, 473 shell casings were recovered by MPD during all of 2019; 1,111 were recovered in 2020 (an increase of 135%). Twenty-six (26) people were struck by gunfire in 2019; forty-eight (48) were struck by gunfire in 2020 (an increase of 85%). Response to this level of gun violence is very resource-intensive; both the initial response (primarily patrol personnel) and follow-up investigative efforts (Violent Crime Unit and district detectives). MPD also works to prevent future violence/retaliation using department resources and external partners.
2021 Scheduled Elections
February 16: Spring Primary
April 6: Spring Election
Absentee Requests for 2021
Absentee voting and ballot requests.
In-Person Absentee Voting
In-person absentee voting hours and locations for the 2021 February Spring Primary and 2021 April Spring Election.