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Minnesota Elections: Dates and Vote Totals

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The election results linked below are scanned from various issues of the Legislative Manuals and Minnesota Election Results published by the Minnesota Secretary of State. The default view displays general, primary, and special elections; you can choose to view them separately. It was not possible to scan the results into spreadsheet format. Election results and statistics back to 1998 are also published online by the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Many special elections had multiple races. Check Results of Special Elections for the Minnesota Legislature for the names of the winners of special elections and other details.

Biographical information on individual legislators who won general and special elections are available at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present. See notes below the table for additional information on election dates.

        

Date Type Vote Totals Source Notes
*Date of this election is uncertain or unknown.
02/12/2013Speciallink2013-2014 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
11/06/2012Generallink2013-2014 Legislative Manual
08/14/2012Primarylink2013-2014 Legislative Manual
04/10/2012Speciallink2013-2014 Legislative Manual
01/10/2012Speciallink2013-2014 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
10/18/2011Speciallink2013-2014 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
04/12/2011Speciallink2013-2014 Legislative Manual
02/15/2011Speciallink2013-2014 Legislative Manual
11/02/2010Generallink2011-2012 Legislative Manual
08/10/2010Primarylink2011-2012 Legislative Manual
01/26/2010Speciallink2011-2012 Legislative Manual
11/04/2008Speciallink2009-2010 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
11/04/2008Generallink2009-2010 Legislative Manual
09/09/2008Primarylink2009-2010 Legislative Manual
01/03/2008Speciallink2009-2010 Legislative ManualThe date for Kevin Dahle's election was erroneously listed as January 18, 2008 in the 2009-2010 Legislative Manual. The date was January 3, 2008.
08/07/2007Speciallink2009-2010 Legislative Manual
11/07/2006Generallink2007-2008 Legislative Manual
09/12/2006Primarylink2007-2008 Legislative Manual
12/27/2005Speciallink2007-2008 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
11/22/2005Speciallink2007-2008 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
11/02/2004Generallink2005-2006 Legislative Manual
09/14/2004Primarylink2005-2006 Legislative Manual
07/13/2004Speciallink2005-2006 Legislative Manual
12/30/2003Speciallink2005-2006 Legislative Manual
02/25/2003Speciallink2003-2004 Legislative Manual
02/11/2003Speciallink2003-2004 Legislative Manual
02/03/2003Speciallink2003-2004 Legislative Manual
11/05/2002Generallink2003-2004 Legislative Manual
09/10/2002Primarylink2003-2004 Legislative Manual
03/04/2002Speciallink2003-2004 Legislative Manual
01/29/2002Speciallink2003-2004 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
11/06/2001Speciallink2003-2004 Legislative Manual
11/07/2000Generallink2001-2002 Legislative Manual
09/12/2000Primarylink2001-2002 Legislative Manual
12/14/1999Speciallink2001-2002 Legislative Manual
11/02/1999Speciallink2001-2002 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
04/13/1999Speciallink1999-2000 Legislative Manual
03/30/1999Speciallink1999-2000 Legislative Manual
11/03/1998GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1998
09/15/1998PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1998
01/27/1998Speciallink1999-2000 Legislative Manual
01/20/1998Speciallink1999-2000 Legislative Manual
01/06/1998Speciallink1999-2000 Legislative Manual
11/04/1997SpecialResults not available
11/05/1996GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1996
09/10/1996PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1996
02/06/1996Speciallink1997-1998 Legislative Manual
08/01/1995Speciallink1997-1998 Legislative Manual
07/11/1995Speciallink1997-1998 Legislative Manual
04/04/1995Speciallink1995-1996 Legislative Manual
03/07/1995Speciallink1995-1996 Legislative Manual
02/02/1995Speciallink1995-1996 Legislative Manual
12/29/1994Speciallink1995-1996 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
11/08/1994GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1994
11/08/1994SpeciallinkMinnesota Election Results 1994Two special elections held.
09/13/1994PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1994
02/08/1994Speciallink1995-1996 Legislative Manual
01/11/1994Speciallink1995-1996 Legislative Manual
07/13/1993Speciallink1995-1996 Legislative Manual
01/12/1993Speciallink1993-1994 Legislative Manual
11/03/1992GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1992
09/15/1992PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1992
04/07/1992PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1992
01/04/1992Speciallink1993-1994 Legislative Manual
12/17/1991Speciallink1993-1994 Legislative Manual
02/12/1991Speciallink1991-1992 Legislative Manual
02/05/1991Speciallink1991-1992 Legislative Manual
11/06/1990GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1990
09/11/1990PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1990
02/10/1990Speciallink1991-1992 Legislative Manual
02/03/1990Speciallink1991-1992 Legislative Manual
11/07/1989Speciallink1991-1992 Legislative Manual
02/04/1989Speciallink1989-1990 Legislative Manual
12/20/1988Speciallink1989-1990 Legislative Manual
11/08/1988Speciallink1989-1990 Legislative Manual
11/08/1988GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1988
09/13/1988PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1988
11/03/1987Speciallink1989-1990 Legislative ManualThree special elections held.
12/22/1986Speciallink1987-1988 Legislative Manual
11/04/1986GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1986
09/09/1986PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1986
02/05/1985Speciallink1985-1986 Legislative Manual
11/06/1984GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1984
09/11/1984PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1984
11/08/1983Speciallink1985-1986 Legislative Manual
11/02/1982GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1982
09/14/1982PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1982
07/15/1981Speciallink1983-1984 Legislative Manual
05/12/1981Speciallink1983-1984 Legislative Manual
11/04/1980GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1980
09/09/1980PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1980
02/22/1980Speciallink1981-1982 Legislative Manual
01/17/1980Speciallink1981-1982 Legislative Manual
01/08/1980Speciallink1981-1982 Legislative Manual
11/06/1979Speciallink1981-1982 Legislative Manual
06/19/1979Speciallink1979-1980 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
12/19/1978Speciallink1979-1980 Legislative Manual
11/07/1978GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1978
09/12/1978PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1978
12/10/1977Speciallink1979-1980 Legislative Manual
12/03/1977Speciallink1979-1980 Legislative Manual
09/27/1977Speciallink1979-1980 Legislative Manual
03/15/1977Speciallink1977-1978 Legislative Manual
02/05/1977Speciallink1977-1978 Legislative Manual
11/02/1976GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1976
09/14/1976PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1976
02/01/1975Speciallink1975-1976 Legislative Manual
12/23/1974Speciallink1975-1976 Legislative Manual
12/14/1974Speciallink1975-1976 Legislative Manual
11/05/1974GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1974
11/05/1974SpeciallinkMinnesota Election Results 1974Two special elections held.
09/10/1974PrimarylinkMinnesota Election Results 1974
11/06/1973SpecialResults not availableTwo special elections held.
11/07/1972GenerallinkMinnesota Election Results 1972
09/12/1972Primarylink1973-1974 Legislative Manual
05/04/1971Speciallink1971-1972 Legislative Manual
11/03/1970Generallink1971-1972 Legislative Manual
09/15/1970Primarylink1971-1972 Legislative Manual
05/09/1969Speciallink1969-1970 Legislative Manual
04/08/1969Speciallink1969-1970 Legislative Manual
03/25/1969Speciallink1969-1970 Legislative Manual
03/11/1969Speciallink1969-1970 Legislative Manual
11/05/1968Generallink1969-1970 Legislative Manual
09/10/1968Primarylink1969-1970 Legislative Manual
11/08/1966Generallink1967-1968 Legislative Manual
09/13/1966Primarylink1967-1968 Legislative Manual
05/10/1966SpecialResults not available
05/04/1965SpecialResults not available
03/27/1965SpecialResults not available
11/03/1964Generallink1965-1966 Legislative Manual
11/03/1964Speciallink1965-1966 Legislative ManualFour special elections held.
09/08/1964Primarylink1965-1966 Legislative Manual
11/06/1962Generallink1963-1964 Legislative Manual
09/11/1962Primarylink1963-1964 Legislative Manual
11/08/1960Generallink1961-1962 Legislative Manual
09/13/1960Primarylink1961-1962 Legislative Manual
11/04/1958Generallink1959-1960 Legislative Manual
09/09/1958Primarylink1959-1960 Legislative Manual
02/28/1957*SpecialResults not available
11/06/1956Generallink1957-1958 Legislative Manual
09/11/1956Primarylink1957-1958 Legislative Manual
03/20/1956Primarylink1957-1958 Legislative Manual
11/02/1954Generallink1955 Legislative Manual
09/14/1954Primarylink1955 Legislative Manual
11/04/1952Generallink1953 Legislative ManualThe 1953 Legislative Manual lists the date as November 5, but Tuesday was November 4, and the Canvassing Board lists the date of the election as November 4
11/04/1952Speciallink1953 Legislative Manual
09/09/1952Primarylink1953 Legislative Manual
03/18/1952Primarylink1953 Legislative Manual
11/07/1950Generallink1951 Legislative Manual
09/12/1950Primarylink1951 Legislative Manual
02/08/1949Speciallink1949 Legislative Manual
02/05/1949*Speciallink1949 Legislative Manual
01/04/1949*SpecialResults not available
11/02/1948Generallink1949 Legislative Manual
09/14/1948Primarylink1949 Legislative Manual
03/19/1947*Speciallink1947 Legislative Manual
11/05/1946Generallink1947 Legislative Manual
07/08/1946Primarylink1947 Legislative Manual
12/27/1944Speciallink1945 Legislative Manual
12/03/1944*Speciallink1945 Legislative Manual
11/07/1944Generallink1945 Legislative Manual
11/07/1944*Speciallink1945 Legislative ManualThree special elections held.
07/10/1944Primarylink1945 Legislative Manual
01/13/1943*Speciallink1943 Legislative Manual
11/03/1942Generallink1943 Legislative Manual
09/08/1942Primarylink1943 Legislative Manual
11/05/1940Generallink1941 Legislative Manual
11/05/1940*Speciallink1941 Legislative ManualFour special elections held.
09/10/1940Primarylink1941 Legislative Manual
01/23/1939*SpecialResults not available
11/08/1938Generallink1939 Legislative Manual
06/20/1938Primarylink1939 Legislative Manual
11/03/1936Generallink1937 Legislative Manual
11/03/1936Speciallink1937 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
06/15/1936Primarylink1937 Legislative Manual
12/02/1935*SpecialResults not availableTwo special elections held.
03/05/1935SpecialResults not available
03/01/1935*SpecialResults not available
11/06/1934Generallink1935 Legislative Manual
06/18/1934Primarylink1935 Legislative Manual
01/03/1933*SpecialResults not availableTwo special elections held.
12/20/1932SpecialResults not available
11/08/1932Generallink1933 Legislative Manual
06/20/1932Primarylink1933 Legislative Manual
11/04/1930Generallink1931 Legislative ManualThe Legislative Manual has the date of "Tuesday, November Sixth, 1930", but the election was held on 11/4/1930
06/16/1930Primarylink1931 Legislative Manual
01/17/1929SpecialResults not available
11/06/1928Generallink1929 Legislative Manual
07/27/1928*SpecialResults not available
06/16/1928Primarylink1929 Legislative Manual
05/09/1928*SpecialResults not available
03/19/1928*SpecialResults not available
02/07/1927SpecialResults not available
01/24/1927SpecialResults not available
11/02/1926Generallink1927 Legislative Manual
06/21/1926Primarylink1927 Legislative Manual
01/06/1925*SpecialResults not available
11/04/1924Generallink1925 Legislative Manual
06/16/1924Primarylink1925 Legislative Manual
11/07/1922Generallink1923 Legislative Manual
06/19/1922Primarylink1923 Legislative Manual
11/02/1920Generallink1921 Legislative Manual
06/21/1920Primarylink1921 Legislative Manual
02/20/1919SpecialResults not available
02/18/1919SpecialResults not availableTwo special elections held.
11/06/1918Generallink1919 Legislative Manual
06/17/1918Primarylink1919 Legislative Manual
01/02/1917*SpecialResults not available
11/07/1916Generallink1917 Legislative Manual
06/19/1916Primarylink1917 Legislative Manual
11/03/1914Generallink1915 Legislative Manual
06/16/1914Primarylink1915 Legislative Manual
11/05/1912Generallink1913 Legislative Manual
09/17/1912Primarylink1913 Legislative Manual
11/08/1910Generallink1911 Legislative Manual
09/20/1910Primarylink1911 Legislative Manual
11/03/1908Speciallink1909 Legislative Manual
11/03/1908Generallink1909 Legislative Manual
09/15/1908Primarylink1909 Legislative Manual
11/06/1906Generallink1907 Legislative Manual
11/08/1904Generallink1905 Legislative Manual
01/08/1904SpecialResults not available
11/04/1902Generallink1903 Legislative Manual
11/06/1900Generallink1901 Legislative Manual
11/08/1898Generallink1899 Legislative Manual
11/03/1896Generallink1897 Legislative Manual
11/03/1896Speciallink1897 Legislative ManualTwo special elections held.
11/06/1894Generallink1895 Legislative Manual
11/08/1892Generallink1893 Legislative Manual
11/08/1892*Speciallink1893 Legislative Manual
11/04/1890Generallink1891 Legislative Manual
01/08/1889*SpecialResults not available
11/06/1888*Generallink1889 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/02/1886*Generallink1887 Legislative ManualSelected results only
01/06/1885*SpecialResults not availableFour special elections held.
11/04/1884*Generallink1887 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/07/1882*Generallink1887 Legislative ManualSelected results only
10/11/1881*SpecialResults not availableFour special elections held.
11/02/1880*Generallink1881 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/05/1878*Generallink1879 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/06/1877*Generallink1878 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/07/1876*Generallink1877 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/02/1875*SpecialResults not available
11/02/1875Generallink1876 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/03/1874Generallink1875 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/04/1873Generallink1875 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/05/1872*Generallink1875 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/07/1871*Generallink1881 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/08/1870*Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/02/1869Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/03/1868*SpecialResults not available
11/03/1868Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/05/1867*Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/06/1866*Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/07/1865*Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/08/1864*Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/03/1863*Generallink1881 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/04/1862GeneralResults not available
09/10/1862*SpecialResults not available
10/08/1861*SpecialResults not availableFive special elections held.
10/08/1861Generallink1881 Legislative ManualSelected results only
11/06/1860*Generallink1871 Legislative ManualSelected results only
10/11/1859Generallink1881 Legislative ManualSelected results only
10/12/1858GeneralResults not available
10/13/1857Generallink1881 Legislative ManualSelected results only
04/27/1857*SpecialResults not available
01/07/1857*SpecialResults not availableThree special elections held.
10/14/1856GeneralResults not available
10/09/1855GeneralResults not available
10/10/1854GeneralResults not available
10/12/1853GeneralResults not available
10/12/1852GeneralResults not available
10/14/1851GeneralResults not available
09/02/1850GeneralResults not available
09/08/1849*SpecialResults not available
08/01/1849*GeneralResults not available

The librarians are confident about the older general election dates, even when they are noted as "uncertain." However, as time permits, we will complete our research in historical sources and update the table as we verify additional dates.

Special election dates noted as "uncertain" are generally the swearing in date, the last day the predecessor served, or the date of the closest general election, depending on the date that was known. To learn which date was used, see the term information for individual special election winners using Results of Special Elections for the Minnesota Legislature. We will update the table as we verify additional dates.

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