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Minnesota 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Legislatures | State Government

    Amendment 1: Establishment of Legislative Salary Council Amendment

    An act relating to state government; establishing a legislative salary council; modifying a proposed constitutional amendment to remove lawmakers' power to set their own pay

    Yes2,264,87376.5 %
    No536,03118.1 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 67 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - All 67 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect 8 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 8 congressional districts.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Ten seats on Minnesota's state-level courts are up for election on November 8, 2016
    Local Judges -
    Local Government
    School board - Eleven of the 19 Minnesota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding school board elections for 35 seats in 2016.
    Minnesota Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Minnesota is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in presidential candidate must file a written request with the secretary of state in order to have his or her votes tallied. This request must be filed no later than the seventh day prior to the election.

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    Minnesota Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(134)
    State Senators(67)
    US Representatives(8)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    August 8, 2017
    Minnesota : Primary Election Day
    November 7, 2017
    Minnesota : General Election Day
    August 14, 2018
    Minnesota : Primary Election Day
    November 6, 2018
    Minnesota : General Election Day