Election Day is still 10 months away, but there are plenty of campaign-related deadlines before then on the Minnesota calendar. Four weeks from Tuesday, Minnesota’s major parties are holding precinct caucuses. Party faithful who show up have a chance to move on to conventions in the spring, where endorsements will be decided. Candidates must officially register their campaigns between May 20th and June 3rd. The races for governor and US Senate will garner the most attention, but there are also high-profile contests for Congress and the battle for control of the Minnesota House. The Secretary of State’s office will be up for grabs as well with incumbent Mark Ritchie stepping down. Absentee voting for the August primary begins in late June. Absentee voting for the general election starts in mid-September. Election Day is November 4th.