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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 January 17, 2018.

January 29, 2018

February 12, 2018

February 13, 2018

  • Special Primary Morrison County Commissioner District 05 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election Chippewa County (Question)
  • Special Primary City Of Ramsey (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Tracy (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 518 - Worthington (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 592 - Climax (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2905 - Tri-City United (Question)

April 10, 2018

    • Special Election Morrison County Commissioner District 05 (Vacancy)
    • Special Election City Of Ramsey (Vacancy)

 

  • School District Special Election ISD 181 - Brainerd (Question)

May 8, 2018

  • No elections currently scheduled

Special Election Dates

Most special elections may only be held on one of the following five dates:

  • Second Tuesday in February
  • Second Tuesday in April
  • Second Tuesday in May
  • Second Tuesday in August
  • First Tuesday after the first Monday in November