2024 Elections

Presidential Nomination Primary--Tuesday, March 5, 2024
State Primary Election--Tuesday, August 13, 2024
General Election--Tuesday, November 5, 2024


City of Sauk Rapids Notice of Filing


 2024 State Primary Election


Notice is hereby given that a Municipal Primary Election will be held in the City of Sauk Rapids, Benton County, on Tuesday, August 13, 2024 for the purpose of electing candidates for the offices listed below. The filing period for these offices begins at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Click here for more information on how to file for office in the City of Sauk Rapids.


                                                CITY OFFICES

One (1) Mayoral Seat- Elected at Large -Four (4) Year Term

Two (2) City Council Seats – Elected at Large – Four (4) Year Terms





Where to Vote

* Please Note: Voters are only allowed to vote at their designated polling place, which is determined based on the address where the voter resides. The City of Sauk Rapids has five polling place locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Click HERE to find your specific precinct and precinct number. To view tips for avoiding delays on election day, click here.


Voter Eligibility


To vote you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction (More info)

You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote.

You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent.

Registering to vote for 16- and 17-year-olds:

You can pre-register to vote as a 16- or 17-year-old in Minnesota. You must be 18 years old before voting.

Register to Vote

 For information on how to register to vote online, or on paper, or in person, click here. To pre-register for an upcoming election, click here. The last day to pre-register for the State Primary Election is July 23, 2024. The last day to pre-register for the General Election is October 15, 2024.If you fail to register during the per-registration dates, you can register at your polling place on Election Day. Click here to learn what documentation is required for Election Day registration.


2024 Absentee (Early) Voting

  • 6-28-2024 through 8-4-2024: Period of time for absentee voting for State Primary Election
  • 9-20-2024 through 11-4-2024: Period of time for absentee voting for General Election
    • Apply to receive an absentee ballot for the Presidential Nomination Primary: 
    • Absentee ballots will be available by mail or in person during the following time period: June 28th, 2024 through August 4th, 2024
    • Absentee voting can be done in-person at the Benton County Auditor-Treasurer's Office between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
      • Address:  531 Dewey St Foley, MN
      • Additional in-person absentee voting hours: Saturday, 10th from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM and Monday, August 12th until 5:00 PM
    • If you would like to drop off your voted absentee or mail ballot in-person, please do so at the Auditor-Treasurer's office during business hours.  Benton County will not have any ballot drop boxes. 
    • Phone: 320-968-5006

Interested in Becoming an Election Judge?


Contact Dana Furman, City Clerk, at (320) 258-5303 or Judges are paid $16.50 per hour for all hours worked on Election Day or for any required trainings.  Head Judges will receive $16.50 per hour with an additional $75 per Election Day.


Election Judge Requirements

You must be eligible to vote, able to read, write and speak English and attend training. Election judges must not be the spouse, parent, child or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidate at the election. 

Election Judge Overview of Responsibilities

Opening and closing polls
Registering voters
Distribution and collection of ballots
Operation of voting equipment
Record and certify the voting totals


 Please Note: No experience is necessary. All training will be provided.Your employer is required to give you time off from work to be an election judge without a reduction in pay. Click here to find out more about your right to time off from work to serve as an election judge.