Voters across the neighborhoods served by MyVillager will head to the polls on Tuesday, August 9, to choose among candidates for U.S. representative, governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state senator, state representative, county commissioner and county attorney.

Voters must choose the party for which they will be voting in the primary election—DFL, Republican, Legal Marijuana Now or Grassroots-Legalized Cannabis. No crossing over is allowed. In partisan races with more than one candidate, only the top vote-getter will advance to the November 8 general election.

Each ballot will also have a nonpartisan section with races for local and judicial offices. Where two or more candidates are running for a single seat, only the top vote-getter will advance to the general election.



The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 9. To find out which candidates will appear on a primary ballot, consult the sample ballots below. Only those races where two or more candidates appear are included. The incumbent in each race, if any, is indicated with an asterisk (*).

For information about voter eligibility and registration, polling places, absentee ballots, early voting or other voter services, contact the office of the Secretary of State at 651-215-1440 or; Ramsey County Elections and Voting at 651-266-2171 or; or Dakota County Voting and Elections at 651-438-4305 or

Statewide Ballots

Republican Party


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Governor and Lieutenant Governor— Scott Jensen and Matt Birk, Joyce Lynne Lacey and Kent Edwards, Bob “Again” Carney Jr. and Captain Jack Sparrow.

Secretary of State—Erik van Mechelen, Kim Crockett.

Attorney General—Sharon Anderson, Doug Wardlow, Jim Schultz.

DFL Party

Governor and Lieutenant Governor—Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan*, Ole Savior and Julia M. Parker.

Secretary of State— Steve Carlson, Steve Simon*.

Attorney General— Bill Dahn, Keith Ellison*.

Grassroots – Legalized Cannabis

Governor and Lieutenant Governor—Darrell Paulsen and Ed Engelmann, Steve Patterson and Matt Huff.

Legal Marijuana Now

Governor and Lieutenant Governor—Chris Wright and L.C. Lawrence Converse, James McCaskel and David Sandbeck.

Saint Paul Ballots


Ramsey County Commissioner, District 4—George H. Jackson Sr., Darryl Spence, Rena Moran, Barbara Bolar.

Ramsey County Commissioner, District 5—Charles S. Barklind, Bill Hosko, Rafael E. Ortega*.

Republican Party

U.S. Representative, District 4—May Lor Xiong, Jerry Silver, Gene Rechtzigel.

DFL Party

U.S. Representative, District 4—Amane Badhasso, Fasil Moghul, Betty McCollum*.

State Senator, District 65—Sheigh Freeberg, Sandy Pappas*, Zuki Ellis.

State Representative, District 65B—Anna Botz, Maria Isa Pérez-Hedges.

Mendota Hts.-Lilydale Ballots


Dakota County Attorney—Kathy Keena*, Jeffrey (Jeff) Sheridan, Elizabeth Lamin, Matt Little.


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