Visit the Hennepin County Elections Webpage for current information and further details. Including a list of offices that will appear on your 2023 ballot.
County Commissioner: Approves the annual county budget, determines the county’s tax levy, appoints the county administrator and authorizes personnel rules. They also work on long-range planning and capital improvements, authorize the use of state and federal grants, adopt county laws and fill early vacancies of county attorney and sheriff. Nonpartisan
- On August 28, 2023, a special election was declared for a vacancy of Commissioner District 6, to be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. A Special Primary is possible and, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Further details are to be shared on the Hennepin County Elections Webpage.
County Sheriff: Executes all processes, writs, precepts, and orders issued or made by lawful authority. The county sheriff investigates recreational vehicle crashes involving personal injury or death that occur outside the boundaries of a municipality. They serve all papers, post all notices named by law to be served or posted on behalf of the state or of the county, and maintain the charge and custody of the county jail. Nonpartisan
County Attorney: Provides legal services to the county. They prosecute felony crimes and all cases involving juvenile offenders, oversee juvenile diversion programs, and aid the victims and witnesses who play a vital role in the criminal justice system. The county attorney advises victims of their legal rights and the status of their case, starts legal proceedings to protect the health and safety of vulnerable adults within the county, and brings actions to obtain or enforce child support obligations. Nonpartisan
County Park Commissioner: Seven members make up the Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners, five of whom are elected from districts in suburban Hennepin County and two of whom are appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. The park commissioners are responsible for the acquisition, development, and maintenance of large parks, wildlife sanctuaries, historical sites, forests and other reserves, and means for public access to lakes, rivers, and streams and to other natural phenomena for the benefit and the use of the citizens of suburban Hennepin County and the metropolitan area. Nonpartisan
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