Election Dates

Important Election Dates

Key Elections Dates Table
Key Public Date Description
January 19 Early absentee voting begins for the presidential primary election (Courthouse open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
February 13 February Special Election Day - No Elections scheduled in Lac qui Parle County
March 5 Presidential Nomination Primary Day (Courthouse open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
March 12 March township election day (Baxter, Cerro Gordo, Garfield, Hamlin, Lac qui Parle Twp, Madison Twp, Mehurin, Perry, Providence, Riverside, Ten Mile Lake & Walter only)
May 21 Early candidate filing period opens for offices with a potential primary
June 4 Early candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 6 Early candidate filing withdrawal deadline ends at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 28 Early Absentee Voting begins for primary election (Courthouse open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
July 23 Last day to preregister to vote
August 10 Extended hours from 9am - 3pm for in-person absentee voting at the Courthouse
August 12 Last day for in-person absentee voting for the Primary Election (until 5pm)
August 13 Primary Election Day (Courthouse open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
August 13 Candidate filing period closes for non-primary possible offices
August 15 Late candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for late filing period for offices without a primary.
September 23 Early Absentee Voting begins for General Election (Courthouse open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
October 15 Pre-registration ends for General Election (Last day to pre-register to vote.)
November 2 Extended Early Absentee Voting hours from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for in-person at the Courthouse (previously 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
November 4 Last day for in-person early absentee voting for the General Election 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse
November 5 General Election Day (Courthouse open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)