Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 135
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2900
Fax: 507-328-2901
TDD: 507-328-2900

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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key 2018 election dates

The next city-wide election events in Rochester are the Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 and the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Candidate Information

Candidate Filing Packets are available now 

Filing for office for candidates will occur starting Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00 a.m., continuing through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Candidates may file in person or by mail if the filing is received during the filing period. In person filing may be done during business hours, Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the appropriate filing office, except all filing offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. The Rochester City Clerk's Office is the filing office for all city offices (mayor and city council.)

Voter Information 


The first step to voting is getting registered. Register to vote or check your registration now.


Contests Rochester voters will find on the ballot in 2018 include:

Federal Offices:

  • United States Senator (Term ending Jan. 3, 2025)
  • United Stated Senator (Special Election for term ending Jan. 3, 2021)
  • United States Representative for District One

State Legislative Offices:

  • State Representatives for Districts 25A, 25B, 26A, and 26B

State Executive Offices

  • Governor and Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor 
  • Attorney General

Judicial Offices

  • Supreme Court - Chief Justice, and Associate Justice Seats 1, 2, and 5
  • Court of Appeals Seats 2, 4, 6, 7, 12, 15, and 24
  • District Court Judges for the 3rd District Court, Seats 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 24

County Offices

  • County Commission for Districts 2, 4, and 6
  • County Attorney
  • County Sheriff
  • Soil and Water Conservation Officer for Districts 1, 2, and 3

City Offices

  • Mayor
  • Council Member Ward 1
  • Council Member Ward 3
  • Council Member Ward 5


Voters have three choices for how to cast a ballot, by mail, early in-person at a designated absentee voting location, or at their assigned polling place on Election Day.

Election Judge Information

Election judges are always needed to help serve voters in the polls on Election Day. Consider applying today!