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Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Important Election Dates

  • Precinct caucuses (learn more)
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014
  • Absentee ballots available for Primary Election (learn more).
    Friday, June 27, 2014
  • Primary pre-registration deadline. Voters can also register on Election Day.
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • Online registration deadline is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, July 22.
    • Paper voter registration applications must be received by the appropriate elections office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22.
  • Primary Election (learn more).
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • Absentee ballots available (learn more).
    Friday, September 19, 2014
  • Pre-registration deadline. Voters can also register on Election Day.
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • Election Day
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Election Year 2014 2015 2016
    Precinct Caucuses 02/04/14* ---- 02/02/16*
    Primary 08/12/14** 08/11/15** 08/09/16**
    Election Day 11/04/14** 11/03/15** 11/08/16**
    Offices on general election ballots statewide U.S. Senator
    U.S. Representative
    State Representative
    Governor & Lt. Gov.
    Secretary of State
    State Auditor
    Attorney General
    U.S. President & V.P.
    U.S. Representative
    State Senator
    State Representative
    Offices that may also be on general election ballots County Commissioner
    County Auditor
    County Treasurer
    County Recorder
    County Sheriff
    County Attorney
    City Officers
    School Board
    Township Officers
    City Officers
    School Board
    Township Officers
    County Commissioner
    City Officers
    School Board
    Township Officers
*Minnesota Statutes 202A.14, Subd. 1 (b) (2), provides that the first Tuesday in February is the day for major party precinct caucuses unless the chairs of the two largest major political parties jointly notify the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State of a different date by March 1 of the preceding year.
**For state elections, most polling places open at 7:00 a.m.; a few polling places in small townships located outside the eleven-county metro area may open as late as 10:00 a.m. All polling places close at 8:00 p.m.

Last updated: 7/14/2014 8:53:17 AM