Voting & Election Information
The Auditor-Treasurer's Office administers the county functions of Federal, State and Local elections. This office is also a resource to Cities, Townships and School Districts in the election process. This process involves....
- registration and maintenance of voters
- candidate filings, campaign financial reporting
- ballot layout
- electronic tabulation programming
- election judges training
- absentee voting administration
- election day rosters; election night results
Are you a registered voter?
You can wait until Election Day to register in Minnesota. However, we encourage you to register before Election Day - it will save you time at the polling place. The deadline to Pre-Register is 21 days before the election.
When are elections?
Federal, State, and City Elections are held in even years every two years.
- Primary Elections are the second Tuesday in August.
- 2020 Primary Election: Tuesday August 11, 2020
- General Elections are on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
- 2020 General Election: Tuesday November 3, 2020
Township Elections are held annually on the second Tuesday in March. Except Nessel & Lent Townships, which hold their election during the general election in November.
- 2020 Township Election: Tuesday March 10, 2020
Precinct Caucus Meetings are the first Tuesday in February UNLESS there is a Presidential Primary, then it's 1 week before the that date.
- 2020 Caucus Meetings: Tuesday February 25, 2020
Presidential Nomination Primary is held on the first Tuesday of March in the year of the Presidential election UNLESS the major parties jointly submit a different date prior to March 1st of the year before.
- 2020 Presidential Primary: Tuesday March 3, 2020
School Elections for 2019
Some school districts choose to hold elections in odd years. The following will have an election on Tuesday November 5, 2019
- Braham School District 314
- Rush City School District 139
The MN Secretary of State's Office website is a valuable resource for Elections