Special Election - Commissioner District 1

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Commissioner Blake Huffman notified the Ramsey County Board of his resignation from office, effective June 1, 2019. 

By law, a special election will be required to fill the office of Ramsey County Commissioner representing District 1 until the current term expires in 2020. 

This page will contain all updates as that process progresses.

Ramsey County Board Chair McDonough statement on notice of resignation from Commissioner Blake Huffman.

November update

Nicole Joy Frethem received the highest number of votes on the Nov. 5 election. Election results were canvassed on Nov. 12. Frethem will be sworn in at a ceremony on Nov. 20 at Ramsey County Library - Shoreview.  

See results from the Secretary of State

Oct. 28 update

Early voting

Early voting is available Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 at eight locations across Ramsey County. Eligible voters may visit any of the locations to cast their ballot prior to Election Day, regardless of their home address.

Election Day resources

Polls will be open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Find your polling place.

Results will be posted to the Secretary of State's website.

Sept. 20 update

Absentee voting is now open for the Nov. 5 general election.

Vote before Election Day

Aug. 16 update

The results of the Aug. 13 special primary were canvassed Aug. 16. Nicole Joy Frethem and Randy Jessup were the two candidates to receive the highest number of votes and will be on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election.

Aug. 6 update

Early voting for the special primary is available Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 12 at Ramsey County's Plato building in Saint Paul. 

View more information on early voting

June 28 update

Absentee voting is now open for the Aug. 13 special primary for County Commissioner District 1. 

The two candidates who receive the most votes in the Aug. 13 primary will be on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election.

Vote before election day

June 18 update

The candidate filing opened June 4 and closed on June 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. 

See candidate filings 
(from MN Secretary of State website)

May 21 update

At their May 21 board meeting, commissioners voted to approve the proposed special election schedule for Ramsey County Commissioner for District 1. Ramsey County issued a media release and additional communications sharing the schedule. 

Read the media release 

May 16 update

On Tuesday, May 21, the board of commissioners will vote on a proposed schedule for the special election. The proposed dates include the general election on November 5, 2019 and August 13, 2019 for the primary election.

Read the Request for Board Action