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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 March 20, 2019.

April 9, 2019

  • Special Primary Pope County Com 01 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Randolph (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 300 - La Crescent-Hokah (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 492 - Austin (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 698 - Floodwood (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2168 - N.R.H.E.G. (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2689 - Pipestone Area (Question)

May 14, 2019

  • Special Primary St. Louis County Com 05 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Chaska W-02 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Chaska W-04 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election Le Sauk Township (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 23 - Frazee-Vergas (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 97 - Moose Lake (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 100 - Wrenshall (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 116 - Pillager (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 272 - Eden Prairie (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 413 - Marshall (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 424 - Lester Prairie (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 622 - North St. Paul-Maplewood (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 706 - Virginia (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 761 - Owatonna (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2154 - Eveleth-Gilbert (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2170 - Staples-Motley (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2174 - Pine River-Backus (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2805 - Zumbrota-Mazeppa (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2907 - Round Lake-Brewster (Question)

August 13, 2019

  • Special Election Pope County Com 01 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election St. Louis County Com 05 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City of Ramsey (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