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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 upcoming 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 July 19, 2017.

August 22 (Tue)
School District Special Election ISD 347 - Willmar (Vacancy)
August 22 (Tue)
School District Special Election ISD 414 - Minneota (Question)
August 30 (Wed)
School District Special Election ISD 2908 - Brandon-Evansville (Question)
September 7 (Thu)
School District Special Election ISD 282 - St Anthony-New Brighton (Question)
September 11 (Mon)
School District Special Election ISD 203 - Hayfield (Question)
October 3 (Tue)
Special Primary Itasca County Com 05 (Vacancy)
December 12 (Tue)
Special Election Itasca County Com 05 (Vacancy)

 

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