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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.

State General Election: Summary Level Results

The link above provides summary level results for U.S. Congressional races, MN State Senate races, MN State Representative races, County races, Municipal races, and more.


General Information

Elections and Voting Information

The link above provides information on how to register to vote, voting hours, others ways to vote, and more.

Party Information

The link above provides information on the various political parties, including addresses and phone numbers.


Specific links

MN Governor & Lt Governor (DFL): Mark Dayton and Tina Smith

Judicial (election results November 2014)

U.S. Congressional Races (election results November 2014)

Minnesota House of Representatives (election results November 2014)



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.

Caucus Finder Tool

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.

DFL (Democrat) Resolution form

GOP (Republican) Resolution form

Platforms for the two major political parties are below:

DFL (Democrat) platform

GOP (Republican) platform


Redistricting: Minnesota

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:

Minnesota Secretary of State: Redistricting

MN District Finder: Find your current legislator

Type in your address on this link to find your current legislators and district






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