Important 2023-24 Election Dates

Important 2024 Election Dates

Key Public Dates  
January 19 Absentee Voting begins 
February 16 Direct Balloting begins.
February 13  Early voter registration cut-off day. Last day to preregister to vote.
February 27 Minnesota political party caucus day. Please visit mn.votes.gov for more information
March 5 Presidential Nomination Primary Day. Blue Earth County polling locations open 7a.m. - 8p.m.
March 12 March township election day (LeRay and Rapidan only)
April 9 April Special Election Day - No Elections scheduled in Blue Earth County
May 14 May Special Election Day - No Elections scheduled in Blue Earth County
May 21 Early candidate filing period opens for offices with a potential primary
June 4 Early candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 6 Early candidate filing withdrawal deadline ends at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 28
Absentee voting begins for primary election 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
July 23 Early  voter registration ends 21 days before primary. Last day to preregister to vote
July 30 Candidate filing period opens for non-primary possible offices
July 26 Direct ballot absentee voting (placing ballots directly in ballot counters) begins for the Primary Election
August 10 Extended hours from 9am - 3pm for in-person absentee voting at the Historic Courthouse
August 12 Last day for in-person absentee voting for the Primary Election (until 5pm)
August 13 Primary Election Day. Blue Earth County polling locations open 7a.m. - 8p.m.
August 13 Candidate filing period closes for non-primary possible offices
August 15 Late candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for late filing period for offices without a primary.
September 23 Early absentee voting begins for General Election. 
October 15  Pre-registration ends for General Election. Last day to pre-register to vote. 
October 18  Direct ballot absentee voting (placing ballots directly in ballot counters) begins for General Election.
November 2 Extended hours from 10am - 3pm for in-person absentee voting at the Historic Courthouse.
November 4 Last day for in-person absentee voting for the General Election (5pm). 
November 5 General Election Day. Blue Earth County polling locations open 7am - 8pm.