Early absentee voting for May 24 special primary election begins April 8

(ABC 6 News) – A special election to fill the vacancy for U.S. Representative for Congressional District 1 takes place Tuesday, August 9.

Congressional District 1 represents Olmsted County and much of southern Minnesota. 20 candidates filed for this office with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.

To determine which candidate will represent their respective political party for the August 9 special election, a special primary election will take place Tuesday, May 24.

Early absentee voting for the special primary election begins April 8, both by mail and in person.

From April 8 through May 23, early absentee voting will be offered Monday through Friday at the new Olmsted County Elections Office at 2122 Campus Drive SE in Rochester from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you’d like to complete early absentee voting by mail, request a mail ballot by applying online via the Secretary of State’s Office website or contacting Olmsted County Elections at 507-328-7650. Ballots will be mailed beginning April 8.

The special primary election and special election will use the current map of Minnesota’s Congressional Districts. The winner of the special election will hold the position for the remainder of the two-year term, and would need to run in the November 8, 2022 General Election using the redrawn map if they would like to run for re-election.