Special election for Bemidji today

The special election to fill the vacant at-large Bemidji City Council seat is today.

Each ward’s residents can vote in their respective polling sites, and the two vying for the seat are former at-large council member Dave Larson and political newcomer Dan Jourdain.

In-person voting on Tuesday will be in each ward’s respective polling site from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The victor of this race will be sworn into office on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the next Bemidji City Council meeting.

Ward 1 – American Indian Resource Center – 1630 Birchmont Drive NE

Ward 2 – Bemidji National Guard Armory, 1430 23rd Street NW

Ward 3 (both precincts) – Boys & Girls Club (East Entrance) – 1600 Minnesota Avenue NW

Ward 4 – City Hall – 317 4th Street NW

Ward 5 – Northwest Technical College – 905 Grant Avenue SE

Listen to interviews with the candidates here.

Find out your polling place with this tool by the Secretary of State.

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