A Special Election is being held in Watonwan County today (TUE) to fill a vacant county board seat. The First District Watonwan County Board seat is open following the death of Commissioner Dwayne Krenz. The district lies completely in the City of Madelia. Raymond Gustafson and John Hoeft were the winners of a Primary Election in early October, and will now be on the ballot for the seat today. Polls are open until 8pm at the Madelia VFW-American Legion on 1st Street Northwest. The winner of the election will begin their duties on the first Monday in January.