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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Absentee Balloting Opens Friday for Nov. 8 Elections

Friday, Sept. 23 will be the first day of the 46-day absentee voting period. Eligible Wright County voters will be able to begin casting their ballots for the 2022 general election. Voters may request an absentee ballot by requesting one online or by contacting Wright County Elections directly. Voters are also able to visit the Wright County Government where they can cast an in-person absentee ballot. Please visit the Finance and Taxpayer Services Counter on the first floor of the government center to cast your in-person absentee ballot. The Government Center is open to serve voters from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 

How to Request a Ballot

Request an absentee ballot online


Download a paper copy and email to or mail completed paper application to:

Finance and Taxpayer Services – Elections

Suite 1400

3650 Braddock Avenue NE

Buffalo, MN 55313

If you received a ballot in the mail but you would like to deliver it in-person to the Wright County, you may do so. You may also deliver up to three ballots from other Wright County voters to Wright County Elections. If you deliver ballots for other voters, please bring ID with you because your information will need to be recorded per Minnesota Statutes. 

Voters who vote in the cities listed below should visit their City Hall if they wish to cast an in-person absentee ballot. Verify your polling place by following this link.  Contact your local city clerk for voting hours.

Albertville – City Hall 5959 Main Ave NE, Albertville

Delano – City Hall 234 2nd St N, Delano

Hanover – City Hall 11250 5th St NE, Hanover

Howard Lake – City Hall 625 8th Ave, Howard Lake

Monticello – City Hall 505 Walnut St, Ste 1, Monticello

Otsego – City Hall 13400 90th St NE, Otsego

St. Michael – City Hall 11800 Town Center Dr NE, Ste 300, St. Michael

Track Your Ballot and Avoid Common Mistakes

Voters can track the status of their absentee ballot on the Secretary of State website.

Avoid the common mistakes listed below to ensure that your ballot is accepted and counted.

  • Don't leave the witness section blank or incomplete.  Witness signatures were not required in 2020 because of the pandemic, all absentee ballots for the 2022 election must be witnessed by an eligible Minnesota Voter or certified notary.
  • Read the instructions provided.
  • Use a blue or black ink pen to mark your ballot.
  • Use the same ID number (driver’s license or state ID or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number) on your signature envelope that you used on your application. It's a good idea to put down both numbers in both places.
  • Remember to sign the white signature envelope.

For more information on preparing to vote absentee please follow this link.

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