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PAST-Voter Information

Greater Mankato Growth serves as a non-partisan information intermediary between candidates and the voters on issues impacting not only business, but the overall vitality of the region at large. As part of this effort, Greater Mankato Growth provides information about upcoming elections, hosts and provides information about candidate forums and events throughout the election season and invites candidates to complete online profiles.

Check back in 2020 for full candidate profiles and dates for candidate forums.


Elected Officials

2018 Candidate Forums

The scheduled forums include:

U.S. 1st Congressional District Forum


Held October 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Dan Feehan (DFL) & Jim Hagedorn (R)
South Central College, Conference Center, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth, The Mankato Free Press, and South Central College
Moderators: Patrick Baker & Steve Jameson


House District 19A Forum


Held October 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Jeff Brand (DFL) & Kim Spears (R)
Realtors Association of Southern Minnesota, 2115 Rolling Green Lane, North Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & KEYC News 12
Moderators: Patrick Baker 


District 19B Forum


Held October 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Representative Jack Considine (DFL) & Joe Steck (R)
Minnesota State University, Centennial Student Union, North Ballroom, Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & Radio Mankato
Moderators: Patrick Baker & Annette Weston

Local Forums

Greater Mankato Growth in Partnership with KTV will be recording in-studio candidate forums for the following local races. Once the recording is available, a link will be posted for the public to view the forum online. KTV is Greater Mankato's public access television station. To learn more about KTV visit access.ktv.org 



Candidate Bios & Questionnaire



Voter Information

  • Hours: Polling places are open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm on election day.

  • Voter Registration: You need to be a registered voter to cast a ballot. You can check your registration status here. If you’re not registered, you can do so up to 21 days in advance of election day online or in-person (instructions here) OR at your polling place on election day with appropriate proof of residence. You can learn more about registering to vote on election day here.

  • Polling Place: Find your polling location at pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.
  • Early Voting: From September 21, 2018 to Election Day you can vote early either in person or by mail. Learn how.  

Additional Resources

Blue Earth County
Nicollet County
MN Secretary of State
Registering to Vote
Absentee Voting
Employee Time Off
Where do I Vote?
Who represents me? 

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