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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. Contact the local jurisdiction for details about the vacant office or ballot question. Last updated February 1, 2023.

February 14, 2023

  • Special Election Goodhue County Commissioner District 5 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Robbinsdale W-1 (Vacancy)
  • Special Primary City of Two Harbors (Vacancy)
  • Special Election Empire Township (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 95 - Cromwell-Wright (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 593 - Crookston (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 740 - Melrose (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2907 - Round Lake-Brewster (Question)

April 11, 2023

  • Special Election City Of Bemidji W-01 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Benson (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Blaine W-02 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Shakopee (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Two Harbors (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 671 - Hills-Beaver Creek (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 717 - Jordan (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 861 - Winona Area (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2365 - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2897 - Redwood Area (Question)

May 9, 2023

  • School District Special Election ISD 1 - Aitkin (Vacancy)

 

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
  • February 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • August 8
  • November 7
  • February 13
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • August 13
  • November 5