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Senate District 20 Special Election to be Held April 10, 2012- Candidate Filing Period Begins March 8, 2012
St. Paul, Minn.—March 7, 2012—Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie today received a writ from Governor Mark Dayton ordering a special election to be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The special election is being held to fill the vacancy in Senate District 20 caused by the death of Senator Gary Kubly. A special primary election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
The candidate filing period for the Senate District 20 seat begins Thursday, March 8 and ends Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. Candidates may file with either the county auditor of the county in which the candidate resides or the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State in St. Paul. The candidate withdrawal period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Candidate and special election information will be posted on the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website at: www.sos.state.mn.us.
Editor’s note: Mark Ritchie is Minnesota's 21st Secretary of State. A downloadable press photograph is available at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4142.
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