County-wide elections are typically held in even years with the exception of special elections.

The following calendar contains selected dates for the 2018 election process. (Please consult Minnesota election statutes for complete details.
May 22 Candidate Filing begins for Federal, State and County offices
June 5 Candidate Filing ends at 5:00 PM for Federal, State and County offices
June 7 Candidate Withdrawal ends at 5:00 PM for Federal, State and County offices
June 29 Absentee voting begins for State Primary Election
July 24 Voter pre-registration ends at 5:00 PM for voters in State Primary Election
July 31 Candidate filing begins for cities, school districts and townships
Aug 14 STATE PRIMARY ELECTION - Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Aug 14 Candidate filing ends at 5:00 PM for cities, school districts and townships
 Aug 16 Candidate withdrawal ends at 5:00 PM for cities, school districts and townships
Sep 21 Absentee voting begins for State General Election
Oct 16 Voter pre-registration closes at 5:00 PM for voters in State General Election
Nov 6 STATE GENERAL ELECTION - Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM