resources > mn elections
Elections: State of Minnesota
Federal, state and local elected officials play a critical role in determining how animals are used, treated or protected.
The outcome of elections can influence who is in power, and what bills or ordinances get heard and voted on — and how these laws are then enforced.
The links below are to the MN Secretary of State website.
State General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
NOTE: Results for state and federal offices are unofficial until the Minnesota State Canvassing Board meets on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 to certify results.
In Minnesota, the caucus for political parties was held March 1, 2016. For further information about caucuses go to the "Precinct Caucus " tool on the Secretary of State's website below. Links to all parties, including Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian and other, are on this website. Just type in your address, and your caucus location will be displayed. NOTE: Caucus locations may not be the same as voting locations.
In addition to voting for candidates, resolutions on a specific issue can be presented at a caucus for a vote. Below are Resolution forms for the DFL and the Republican parties. For all parties, check individual websites.
Platforms for the two major political parties are below:
Every ten years following the Census, political districts are redrawn to ensure fair representation based on the new population of each district. Links below show the new political districts and offer further explanation: