Key Election Dates

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The table below contains important dates for the 2019 election season.

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Date Deadline or event
January 29 2018 Year-end campaign financial report due for city of Saint Paul and Saint Paul Public Schools (S.D. 625) candidates (12 p.m.)
January 31 2018 Year-end campaign financial reports due for suburban cities and school districts (4:30 p.m.).
May 21 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for school districts and cities with a primary.
June 4 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for school districts and cities with a primary.
June 6 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for school districts and cities with a primary (5 p.m.)
June 28 Begin absentee voting for school district and city primary.
July 23 End of pre-registration for school district and city primary (5 p.m. in person, midnight online).
July 30 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for school district and city offices without a primary
August 2 Pre-primary campaign financial reports due for cities and school districts with a primary (4:30 p.m.).
August 10 Extended hours for absentee voting: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
August 12 Extended hours for absentee voting: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
August 13 Special primary for County Commissioner District 1 – polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
August 13 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for school district and city offices without a primary (5 p.m.)
August 15 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for school district and city offices without a primary (5 p.m.)
September 10 Eight-week pre-election report form due—St Paul city and school district candidates and committees (12 p.m.)
September 20 Begin absentee voting for general election
October 12 Ramsey County Elections open extra hours for absentee voting - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 15 End of pre-registration for general election (5 p.m. in person, midnight online)
October 22 Two-week pre-election report form due—St Paul city and school district candidates and committees (12 p.m.)
October 25 Pre-general election campaign financial reports due (4:30 p.m.) for suburban cities and school districts.
October 29

Last day to file written request to Ramsey County Elections for a Saint Paul city council write-in candidate (Saint Paul Code, Chapter 31, Sec. 31.05.(c)) 

Early voting begins at Ramsey County early voting locations.

November 2

Extended hours for absentee voting for general election: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

November 4

Extended hours for absentee voting for general election: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

November 5 State general election – polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
November 12 Certification of filing for campaign financial reports due.
December 5 Post-general election campaign financial reports due.
January 6, 2020 Terms begin for officials elected at Nov 5 general election.