2014 Special Election

A special election will be held to fill the seat of 3rd District Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman, who is resigning at the end of February. The Special Primary Election will be held on April 29, 2014, and the Special General Election will be held on May 13, 2014. Absentee balloting will take place April 14-28 for the Primary and May 5-12 for the General Election.

The 3rd District includes a portion of Minneapolis and all of Saint Louis Park. To find out if you live in the portion of Minneapolis covered by the 3rd District, you can use the Minnesota Secretary of State's polling place finder. On the results page of the polling place finder, look in the lower left part of the screen to find your County Commissioner district. Only the 3rd District is part of the special election. Voters who reside in other districts will not be voting in the special election.

Review the full details about the special election on our website, including a map of Hennepin County District 3 and more information about absentee balloting.

A calendar for the special election is below:

Special Election Calendar of Events

March 3Auditor calls special election
March 24Candidate filing period opens
April 7Candidate filing period closes at 5:00 pm
April 8Withdrawal period ends at 5:00 pm
Last day to preregister to vote for the special primary (5:00pm)
April 14Begin absentee voting for special primary
April 26Extended hours for absentee voting: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
April 28In-person absentee voting ends at 5:00 pm
April 29 Special primary, if needed – polls open from 7:00am to 8:00pm
April 30County Canvassing Board meeting
May 1Recount of special primary, if needed
May 2County Canvassing Board meeting, if needed
May 5Begin absentee voting for special election
Last day to preregister to vote for the special election (5:00pm)
May 10Extended hours for absentee voting: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 12In-person absentee voting ends at 5:00 pm
May 13Special election – polls open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
May 14County Canvassing Board meeting
May 15Recount of special election, if needed
May 16Count Canvassing Board meeting, if needed

Elections & Voter Services
City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415
elections@minneapolismn.gov