Candor Township residents vote at the Town Hall

Township Day in Minnesota - 2nd Tuesday in March

A township election and annual meeting is held on the second Tuesday of March. On that day, most of the 1,781 MN townships, including Candor Township, will hold an election for a Supervisor and a Treasurer in odd-numbered years; and a Supervisor and Clerk in the even-numbered years.

Equally important that day is the annual meeting held by each township. Township eligible voters that attend the annual meeting, among other things, vote 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.

March 9, 2021 Township Election:  One Supervisor (three-year term) and a Treasurer (two-year term) were elected. Bruce Moe was elected for the Supervisor position and Ryan Hansen was re-elected as Treasurer. For Candor Township the polling place and the annual meeting are at the Town Hall, which is located at:  30664 Candor Hall Road, Vergas, MN. The Annual Meeting starts at 3:30 PM with election of officers from 5pm to 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 Township Elections

The polling hours are 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Candor Town Hall.

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.