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Elections Calendar

 2018 Election Dates


Detailed election administration calendars are also available.

What's on the Election Day ballot in 2018?

All Minnesota voters will have these races on their ballot:

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Senator (special election)
  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor & Lt. Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • Attorney General
  • State Representative
  • Judicial offices

Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot:

  • County Officers
  • City Officers
  • School Board Members
  • Township Officers
  • Hospital Board Members
  • Park Board District Members
  • Local ballot questions

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.

View list of upcoming special elections

Future Election Dates

Future regular election dates subject to change
Year Precinct Caucus* March Township Primary General Election
2018 2/6/18 3/13/18 8/14/18 11/6/18
2019   3/12/19 8/13/19 11/5/19
2020 2/4/20 3/10/20 8/11/20 11/3/20
2021   3/9/21 8/10/21 11/2/21

*Caucus dates as set by Minnesota Statutes 202A.14, 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.

Beginning in 2018, special elections may only be held on certain dates. See Special Elections for more information.

The 2020 Presidential Primary is scheduled for 3/3/20 unless major party chairs agree on a different date by 3/1/19.