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Notice of Filing For The 2020 State General Election

NOTICE OF FILING FOR THE 2020 STATE GENERAL ELECTION

STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA 

     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the terms of the following named officers will expire on the first Monday in January, 2021, and that successors to the said officers are to be voted for at the State General Election to be held on Tuesday, the Third day of November, 2020, and that a Primary Election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, the Eleventh day of August, 2020, for the purpose of nominating the candidates specified below.

FEDERAL OFFICES

Ten Presidential Electors

One United States Senator

One United States Representative each for the 6th and 7th Districts

STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES

One State Senator each for Districts 12, 13, and 14

One State Representative each for Districts 12B, 13A, 13B, 14A, and 14B 

JUDICIAL OFFICES

Supreme Court (One Seat)

             Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 4 (Thissen)

Court of Appeals (Four Seats)

Appellate offices are elected statewide.  Where designated, candidates must reside in the congressional district listed for at least one year.

Judge Court of Appeals Seat 3 (Hooten) 2nd Congressional District

Judge Court of Appeals Seat 9 (Slieter) 7th Congressional District

Judge Court of Appeals Seat 13 (Cochran) 6th Congressional District

Judge Court of Appeals Seat 15 (Ross) 3rd Congressional District

Seventh Judicial District (Sixteen Seats)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 2 (Carlson)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 8 (Engelking)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 9 (Winkis Lawson)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 11 (Pearson)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 12 (Miller)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 13 (Michelle L. Clark)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 14 (Weiler)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 15 (Hennesy)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 21 (Raupp)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 22 (Doug B. Clark)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 23 (Gustafson)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 24 (Jesse)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 26 (Herzing)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 27 (Merkins)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 28 (Wetzel)

            Judge Seventh District Court Seat 30 (Rosenfeldt)

COUNTY OFFICES

One County Commissioner each for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Districts

One Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor each for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Districts

The place of filing for federal offices is the Office of the Secretary of State, State Office Building, Room 180, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155-1299.  The place of filing for state offices is with the Office of the Secretary of State or with the County Auditor of the county in which the candidate resides.  The place of filing for Stearns County offices is the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s office in the Stearns County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, Room 148, St. Cloud, MN, 56303.

Filing begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19,2020, and ends at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday,

June 2, 2020, for all offices listed, other than presidential elector candidates. 

The filing period for presidential elector candidates begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday,

May 19 and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020, for non-major political party candidates and independent candidates.  The certification deadline for major political party presidential elector candidates is August 24, 2020.

Note:  Filing offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day.

Candidates may file in person or by mail, if the filing is received during the filing period.  Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period and meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 204B.09, subdivision 1a, may arrange to file during the seven days immediately preceding the candidate’s absence from the state.