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Senate District 54 and House District 23B Special Elections


The Governor has issued Writs of Special Election to fill vacancies in Senate District 54 and House District 23B. The District 54 vacancy was caused by the resignation of Senator Dan Schoen effective December 15, 2017. Senate District 54 includes parts of southern Washington county and northeastern Dakota county. The District 23B vacancy was caused by the resignation of Representative Tony Cornish effective November 30, 2017. House District 23B includes parts of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Waseca, and Watonwan counties.

Election Dates

Candidate Information

Candidates may file for this office at the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State in Saint Paul or with the county auditor of their county of residence. Candidates and their supporters are reminded that, in addition to filing their candidacy for office as described above, campaign committees must register with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board no later than 14 days after the committee has raised or spent $750.

  • Candidate Filing Period: January 8, 2018 to January 11, 2018 (until 5:00 p.m.)
  • Withdrawal Period: ends January 12, 2018 (at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Write-in requests: due by Feburary 5, 2018