Elections

Candor Township residents vote at the Town Hall

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - Township Day in Minnesota

Most of the 1,784 MN Townships, including Candor Township, held an election for a Supervisor for a three year term and a Treasurer for a two year term.

Equally important that day was the annual meeting held by each township. Township eligible voters that attend the annual meeting, among other things, voted for the amount of tax they want to levy for the following fiscal year. This is the only level of government in the United States where the voters (electors) determine how much they want to be taxed.

For Candor Township the polling place and the annual meeting location is the Town Hall. The polling place for voters is open from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The 2017 election and annual meeting results were:  Ryan Hansen was elected to the treasurer position for two years and Brad Syltie was reelected as supervisor. It was determined that the 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at 3:30pm at Candor Town Hall with the Annual Election to be held from 5pm – 8pm.

School Board Elections:  Four school districts are included within Candor Township:  Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham.

 

Election FAQ

Where are the elections held?
The Candor Township town hall is the polling place for Candor Township elections.

The town hall is handicapped accessible. The township has a special voting machine that makes it easier for people with disabilities to vote independently and more privately than in the past. If needed, curb-side voting can also be arranged. Voters unable to enter the town hall may, with the assistance of two election judges, register and vote without leaving their vehicle. If you have a disability and need assistance, let the election judges know on election day and they will be happy to assist you.

The address of the town hall is 30664 Candor Hall Road Vergas Minnesota. See the map on our Contact Us page for more information.
What are Polling Place hours?

Voting Hours for State and Federal Elections

Most polling places open at 7 a.m., and all must close at 8 p.m. Voters in line at the polling place any time before 8 p.m. have the right to vote. Towns with less than 500 registered voters are not required to open until 10 a.m. but can choose to open earlier.

Voting Hours for Municipal and School District Elections

Most polling places open at 7 a.m., but are not required to do so. Metro polling places do not have to open until 10 a.m., but they can choose to open earlier. Greater Minnesota polling places do not have to open until 5 p.m., but they can choose to open earlier. Call the organizer of the election (county, city or school district) for polling place hours.

Do I need identification to vote?
Voters who pre-registered do not need to bring additional identification to the polling place. Voters who have not voted in more than four years must re-register.
Can voters get a ride to polling places?
Voters who need transportation to the polling place are encouraged to contact family, friends or neighbors. Voters may also contact political parties, which sometimes provide rides.
How to vote Absentee?
Absentee voting means voting by mail or in person before Election Day, instead of at the polling place. Absentee ballots are ready 46 days before an election. Click here for more information.
Who can register to vote?

To register, a person must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
How do I register to vote?
Registration Dates
Voters are encouraged to register before Election Day. To pre-register, election officials must receive a voter’s application at least three weeks before Election Day. Voters can register at their polling place on Election Day if they miss the pre-registration date.

Ways to Register to Vote

Voters can also register to vote by checking a box on their driver’s license application or renewal form.