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Revision as of 17:28, 14 February 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Minnesota
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Minnesota
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Minnesota

The state of Minnesota will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Minnesota
Signature filing deadline for all candidates June 3, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 21, 2014
Primary election date August 12, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 21, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Minnesota in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Unscheduled electiond
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (0 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Minnesota

U.S. Congress


See also: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan (D) defeated former incumbent Chip Cravaack in 2012 for the 8th District seat. However, a strong showing early in the 2014 cycle from Republican Stewart Mills will make for a competitive race in 2014.


Minnesota State Legislature


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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U.S. Senate elections in Minnesota

See also: United States Senate elections in Minnesota, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Minnesota will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 3, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Minnesota has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Minnesota elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Al Franken (D). Franken was first elected in 2008.

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Minnesota
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Minnesota

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Minnesota, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Minnesota will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect eight candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 3, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Minnesota has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Minnesota elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds five of the eight congressional seats from Minnesota.

Members of the U.S. House from Minnesota -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 3 Pending
Total 8 8

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the eight congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Tim Walz Electiondot.png Democratic 1
John Kline Ends.png Republican 2
Erik Paulsen Ends.png Republican 3
Betty McCollum Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Keith Ellison Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Michele Bachmann Ends.png Republican 6
Collin Peterson Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Rick Nolan Electiondot.png Democratic 8

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

Withdrew from race


2nd Congressional District

Withdrew from race


3rd Congressional District


4th Congressional District


5th Congressional District

Failed to file


6th Congressional District

Withdrew from race

Failed to file


7th Congressional District


8th Congressional District

Failed to file


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State executive official elections in Minnesota

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See also: Minnesota state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Minnesota
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Five state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Minnesota.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Minnesota:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Potential Democratic candidates

Potential Republican candidates

Declined

Lieutenant Governor


Democratic Party Yvonne Prettner Solon - incumbent - Not running for re-election[32]

Attorney General


Potential candidates

Secretary of State


Potential Candidates

Withdrew

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
State Auditor Rebecca Otto
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2007 Yes

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State House elections in Minnesota

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See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives:

Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 73 Pending
     Republican Party 61 Pending
Total 134 134

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120District 121District 122District 123District 124District 125District 126District 127District 128District 129District 130District 131District 132District 133District 134

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Minnesota.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description

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Local ballot measure elections in Minnesota

See also: Local ballot measures, Minnesota and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for all 2014 Minnesota local measures.

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School board elections in Minnesota

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Minnesota school board elections, 2014

A total of eight Minnesota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 28 seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 103,615 K-12 students.[36]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated February 1, 2014

A total of 670 school districts are holding elections for 2,153 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Minnesota school board elections in chronological order:

November 4, 2014


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Voting in Minnesota

See also: Voting in Minnesota

Important voting information

  • Minnesota uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • As of July 2014, Minnesota is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Minnesota, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Minnesota is one of 8 states which allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins 46 days prior to the election and ends the day before election day.[37] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

To vote early you need to provide an excuse for why you will be unable to vote at the polls during normal voting hours. The following are valid reasons:[37]

  • you will be away from home on election day
  • you are ill or disabled
  • you are an election judge serving in a precinct other than your own
  • unable to go to the polling place due to a religious observance or belief

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Minnesota ranked 5th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Minnesota received an overall score of 74%.[38]

See also

References

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  20. The Associated Press, "Amid turbulent session, Gov. Mark Dayton looks to re-election," March 31, 2013
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  23. Minn Post, "Former Speaker Kurt Zellers becomes third Republican to challenge Dayton in 2014," June 24, 2013
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  25. Sun This Week, "Lakeville Sen. Dave Thompson considers run for governor," March 19, 2013
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  27. Minnesota Public Radio, "Rosen pondering a run for higher office," January 15, 2013
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  32. The office of the governor blog, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon Announces She Will Not Seek Re-election, January 14, 2014
  33. Star Tribune, Former GOP Sen. Howe launches bid for Minnesota secretary of state after other candidate drops, March 11, 2014
  34. Owatonna People's Press, DFL Secretary of State candidates make stop in Owatonna, August 18, 2013
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  38. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014