Absentee Voting & Voter Information

Important 2016 Dates

  • June 24 - Absentee Ballots Available for State Primary Election
  • August 6 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours for Primary Election (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • August 8 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours (8 a.m. -  5 p.m.)
  • August 9 - State Primary Election Voting Hours (7 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • September 23 - Absentee Ballots Available for State General Election
  • November 5 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • November 7 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • November 8 - State General Election (voting hours 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website has various voting information.  You can register to vote online or check your registration status.  You can find your polling place and check voting hours.  You can apply to vote Absentee (see below).  You can view your ballot or see who has filed for office.

Absentee Voting requirements include having an Absentee Voting Application be completed.  You can print this form and mail it in, you can bring it in person, or you can submit the information online here.  You can vote early in person from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. starting on September 23.  In person absentee voting ends at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7.  Additionally, absentee voting is open the Saturday before the election.  Absentee locations are open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  If you vote by mail, your ballot must be received and accepted on Election Day.  The following cities also administer Absentee Voting: Albertville, Buffalo, Delano, Hanover, Monticello and St. Michael.  If you live within city limits, you can vote in person at:


    • Albertville, 5959 Main Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301
    • Buffalo, 212 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN 55313
    • Delano, 234 2nd St N, Delano, MN 55328
    • Hanover, 11250 5th St NE, Hanover, MN 55341
    • Monticello, 505 Walnut St, Ste 1, Monticello, MN 55362
    • St. Michael, 11880 Town Center Dr NE, Ste 300, St. Michael, MN 55376

Three precincts have adopted mail balloting procedures: Buffalo P4, Dayton P2 and South Haven.  This means that the Wright County is administering the mail balloting process and is the polling location for these precincts.  Ballots for the 2016 General Election are mailed to every registered voter in these precincts by September 23.  We will do a subsequent mailing by October 25 for any new registered voters living in those precincts.  Here is additional information regarding mail balloting.