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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 September 15, 2021.

November 2, 2021

  • Special Election City Of Cottage Grove (Question)
  • Special Election City Of Lakeville (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 1 - Aitkin (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2 - Hill City (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 31 - Bemidji (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 75 - St. Clair (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 85 - Springfield (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 88 - New Ulm (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 108 - Central (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 112 - Eastern Carver County (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 138 - North Branch (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 150 - Hawley (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 177 - Windom (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 191 - Burnsville (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 194 - Lakeville (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 203 - Hayfield (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 206 - Alexandria (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 213 - Osakis (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 227 - Chatfield (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 239 - Rushford-Peterson (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 241 - Albert Lea (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 264 - Herman-Norcross (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 272 - Eden Prairie (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 299 - Caledonia (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 318 - Grand Rapids (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 345 - New London-Spicer (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 378 - Dawson-Boyd (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 381 - Lake Superior (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 403 - Ivanhoe (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 414 - Minneota (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 447 - Grygla (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 458 - Truman (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 477 - Princeton (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 487 - Upsala (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 497 - Lyle (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 507 - Nicollet (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 531 - Byron (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 547 - Parkers Prairie (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 561 - Goodridge (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 564 - Thief River Falls (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 577 - Willow River (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 592 - Climax-Shelly (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 622 - North St Paul-Maplewood (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 671 - Hills-Beaver Creek (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 690 - Warroad (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 698 - Floodwood (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 719 - Prior Lake (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 720 - Shakopee (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 726 - Becker (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 727 - Big Lake (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 741 - Paynesville (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 743 - Sauk Centre (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 756 - Blooming Prairie (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 803 - Wheaton Area (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 821 - Menahga (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 832 - Mahtomedi (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 834 - Stillwater (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 836 - Butterfield (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 846 - Breckenridge (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 858 - St. Charles (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 876 - Annandale (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 879 - Delano (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 882 - Monticello (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 885 - St Michael-Albertville (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 911 - Cambridge-Isanti (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2137 - Kingsland (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2159 - Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2172 - Kenyon-Wanamingo (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2342 - West Central Area (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2397 - Le Sueur-Henderson (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2448 - Martin County West (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2534 - Bold (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2683 - Greenbush-Middle River (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2753 - Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2853 - Lac Qui Parle Valley District 2 (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2856 - Stephen-Argyle Central
  • School District Special Election ISD 2884 - Red Rock Central (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2889 - Lake Park Audubon (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2890 - Renville County West (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2897 - Redwood Area (Question & Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2908 - Brandon-Evansville (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2909 - Rock Ridge (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 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • August 10
  • November 2
  • February 8
  • April 12*
  • May 10*
  • August 9
  • November 8

* Note that under MS 204B.135, subd. 4, "No municipality or school district may conduct a special election during the 19 weeks before the state primary election in the year ending in two. A school district special election required by any other law may be deferred until the date of the next school district general election, the state primary election, or the state general election."