These unofficial election results are reported directly to the Office of Secretary of State by the auditors of Anoka and Hennepin Counties.
Sometimes media or others obtain vote totals directly from the precincts or from local election officials before election results are reported on this website. Totals reported by media or others may differ from the results reported on this site after the polls close.
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the Anoka County Canvassing Board will meet to canvass the votes for candidates in the Special Election for State Senator District 35 and the Hennepin County Canvassing Board will meet to canvass the votes for the candidates in the Special Election for State Representative District 50B.
If a recount is requested, the county auditor will conduct the recount. The canvassing board will then reconvene to receive the report of the recount official, and to resolve any remaining disputes about counting ballots for candidates. The final vote totals from the recount may differ from the votes originally counted. If so, the recounted totals, as approved by the canvassing board, become the official election results.