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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 January 13, 2021.

February 9, 2021

  • Special Election Cook County Commissioner District 1 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election Martin County Commissioner District 2 (Vacancy)
  • Special Primary Mower County Commissioner District 1 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Bemidji (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Gem Lake (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Ramsey W-01 (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 85 - Springfield (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 316 - Greenway (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2167 - Lakeview (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2534 - BOLD (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2752 - Fairmont Area (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2884 - Red Rock Central (Question)

April 13, 2021

  • Special Election Mower County Commissioner District 1 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Blackduck (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Clara City (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Hadley (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 363 - South Koochiching

May 11, 2021

  • No upcoming special elections have been reported for this date

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