The filing period for municipalities without a primary election opened July 29, as did filing for seats on local school boards. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Voters no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, such as being ill or out of their precinct on Election Day. As a result, more voters can vote early by absentee to avoid long lines and waits at the polling place.
The filing period for the Minnesota House of Representatives ended June 3 and candidates for Bulletin-area legislative seats will have to survive a primary election Aug. 12 in order to appear on this year’s election day ballot.