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 2017 Election Dates


Detailed election administration calendars are also available.

What's on the Election Day ballot in 2017?

Only some areas of Minnesota will have elections in 2017. Voters who do will see one or more of these on their ballot:

  • City Officers
  • School Board Members
  • Township Officers
  • Park Board District Members
  • Local ballot questions

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.

View list of upcoming special elections

Future Election Dates

Future regular election dates subject to change
Year Precinct Caucus* March Township Primary General Election
2017   3/14/17 8/8/17 11/7/17
2018 2/6/18 3/13/18 8/14/18 11/6/18
2019   3/12/19 8/13/19 11/5/19
2020 2/4/20 3/10/20 8/11/20 11/3/20

*Caucus dates as set by Minnesota Statutes 202A.14, unless the chairs of the two largest major political parties jointly notify the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State of a different date by March 1 of the preceding year.

Beginning in 2018, special elections may only be held on certain dates. See Special Elections for more information.

The 2020 Presidential Primary is scheduled for 3/3/20 unless major party chairs agree on a different date by 3/1/19.

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