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.
Ward map for West St. Paul, a detailed map is available at www.cityofwsp.org
Remaining candidate filing starts July 29
Northern Dakota County voters will see many familiar names on the 2014 ballot, but also some fresh candidates vying for posts previously held by political veterans.
Candidates representing the Oakdale and Lake Elmo areas have all filed for the 2014 general election in November. County Attorney Pete Orput and County Sheriff Bill Hutton are running uncontested, while District 2 County Commissioner Ted Bearth w