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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 that will not take place on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election. Contact the local jurisdiction for details about the vacant office or ballot question. Last updated April 18, 2018.

May 8, 2018

  • Special Election City Of Boy River (Question)
  • Special Election City Of Eyota (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 47 - Sauk Rapids (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 177 - Windom (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 197 - West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 241 - Albert Lea (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 253 - Goodhue (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 716 - Belle Plaine (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 912 - Milaca (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2135 - Maple River (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2137 - Kingland (Question)

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 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • August 14
  • November 6
  • February 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • August 13
  • November 5