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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 3, 2021.

 

April 13, 2021

  • Special Election Mower County Commissioner District 1 (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Big Lake (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Blackduck (Vacancy)
  • Special Primary City Of Brooklyn Park (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Clara City (Vacancy)
  • Special Primary City Of Ely (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Hadley (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Perley (Vacancy)
  • Special Election Belle Plaine Township (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 309 - Park Rapids (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 363 - South Koochiching
  • School District Special Election ISD 2142 - St. Louis County District 5 (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2170 - Staples-Motley (Question)

May 11, 2021

  • Special Election Credit River Township (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 115 - Cass Lake-Bena (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 194 - Lakeville (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 252 - Cannon Falls (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 273 - Edina (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 487 - Upsala (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 531 - Byron (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 726 - Becker (Question)​
  • School District Special Election ISD 876 - Annandale (Question)​

August 10, 2021

  • Special Election City Of Brooklyn Park (Vacancy)
  • Special Election City Of Ely (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