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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 April 1, 2020.

April14, 2020

  • Special Election Houston County Commissioner District 05 (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 129 - Montevideo (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 777 - Benson (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 786 - Bertha-Hewitt (Question)

May 12, 2020

  • Special Election City of Avoca (Question)
  • Special Election Bridgewater Township (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 332 - Mora (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 531 - Byron (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 682 - Roseau (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 706 - Virginia (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2154 - Eveleth-Gilbert (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 11
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • August 11
  • November 3
  • February 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • August 10
  • November 2