Today (Friday Sept. 22) is the first day of the 46-day absentee voting period. Eligible Wright County voters who reside in School District 877 (Buffalo/Montrose/Hanover) will be able to begin casting their ballots for the 2023 Fall Election. Voters may request an absentee ballot 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 Wright County Government Center to cast your in-person absentee ballot. The Government Center is open to serve voters Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How to Request a Ballot
You can download a copy of the ballot here Minnesota Regular Absentee Ballot Application (wright.mn.us) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Avoid Common Mistakes
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 2023 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.