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Special Elections


Special elections are used to fill vacant offices or decide ballot questions; they can be scheduled at various times during the year, and may be held in conjunction with a regularly scheduled election. The following statutes govern special elections:

Upcoming Special Elections

The Office of the Secretary of State has been notified of the following special elections that will not take place on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election. Contact the local jurisdiction for details about the vacant office or ballot question. Last updated September 20, 2017.

October 3, 2017

  • Special Primary Itasca County Com 05 (Vacancy)

December 12, 2017

  • Special Election Itasca County Com 05 (Vacancy)

February 13, 2018

  • School District Special Election ISD 318 - Grand Rapids (Question)

April 10, 2018

  • No elections currently scheduled

May 8, 2018

  • No elections currently scheduled

Special Election Dates

Beginning in 2018, special elections may only be held on one of the following five dates:

  • Second Tuesday in February (February 13, 2018)
  • Second Tuesday in April (April 10, 2018)
  • Second Tuesday in May (May 8, 2018)
  • Second Tuesday in August (August 14, 2018)
  • First Tuesday after the first Monday in November (November 6, 2018)

Elections Calendar