Key Election Dates

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The table below contains important dates for the 2021 election season.

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Date

Deadline or event

Dec. 28, 2020

Absentee voting opens for the Gem Lake city county special election (2/9/2020)

Jan. 19, 2021

Preregistration deadline for voters in the Gem Lake city council special election

Feb. 6

Extended hours for absentee voting: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Feb. 8

Extended hours for absentee voting: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Feb. 9

Election Day - Gem Lake city county special election – polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

May 18

First day to file affidavits of candidacy for White Bear Lake city offices and I.S.D. 624 school board

Jun. 1

Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for White Bear Lake city offices and I.S.D. 624 school board (5 p.m.)

Jun. 3

Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for White Bear Lake city offices and I.S.D. 624 school board (5 p.m.)

Jul. 27

First day to file affidavits of candidacy for Falcon Heights, St Anthony and Saint Paul city offices; and I.S.D. 621, I.S.D. 623 and I.S.D. 625 school board

Aug. 10

Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for Falcon Heights, St Anthony and Saint Paul city offices; and I.S.D. 621, I.S.D. 623 and I.S.D. 625 school board (5 p.m.)

Aug. 12

Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for Falcon Heights, St Anthony and Saint Paul city offices; and I.S.D. 621, I.S.D. 623 and I.S.D. 625 school board (5 p.m.)

Sep. 7

8-week report due for Saint Paul mayor and I.S.D. 625 school board candidates with open committees

Sep. 17

Begin absentee voting for Nov. 2 general election

Oct. 12

Preregistration deadline for general election

Oct. 19

2-week report due for Saint Paul mayor and I.S.D. 625 school board candidates with open committees

Oct. 22

Pre-general election campaign financial reports due (4:30 p.m.) for the following candidates with open committees: Falcon Heights, White Bear Lake, St Anthony, I.S.D. 621, I.S.D. 623 and I.S.D. 624

Oct. 30

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

Nov. 1

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

Nov. 2

General election – polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Nov. 9

Certification of filing for campaign financial reports due

Dec. 2

Post-general election campaign financial reports due

Jan. 2, 2022

Terms begin for officials elected at Nov. 2, 2021 general election