Minnesota Secretary Of State - Special Elections
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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 June 26, 2019.

August 13, 2019

  • Special Election Fillmore County Com 03 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election Pope County Com 01 (Vacancy)
  • Special Primary Ramsey County Com 01 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election St. Louis County Com 05 (Vacancy)
  • Special Primary Waseca County Com 05 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Dassel (Question)
  • Special Election City of Evansville (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Leonidas (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Maple Plain (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Ramsey (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Truman (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 146 - Barnesville (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 424 - Lester Prairie (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 741 - Paynesville (Question)

November 5, 2019

  • Special Election Ramsey County Com 01 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election Waseca County Com 05 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Cottage Grove (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Ostrander (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Ramsey W-03 (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 227 - Chatfield (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 535 - Rochester (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 550 - Underwood (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 861 - Winona Area District 4 (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2137 - Kingsland (Question & 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 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • August 13
  • November 5
  • February 11
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • August 11
  • November 3