Minnesota Secretary Of State - Special Elections
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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 February 21, 2024.

February 29, 2024

March 19, 2024

April 9, 2024

  • Special Election City of Albert Lea (Question)
  • Special Election City of Mounds View (Vacancy & Question)
  • Special Election City of Stacy (Vacancy)
  • School District Special Election ISD 508 - St. Peter (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 581 - Edgerton (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 914 - Ulen-Hitterdal (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2889 - Lake Park Audubon (Question)

May 14, 2024

  • School District Special Election ISD 514 - Ellsworth (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 709 - Duluth (Question)
  • School District Special Election ISD 2215 - Norman County East (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 13
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • August 13
  • November 5
  • February 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • August 12
  • November 4