Absentee Voting for School District 2687 Starts Friday September 22
Today (Friday Sept. 22) is the first day of the 46-day absentee voting period for School District 2687 (Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted). Eligible Wright County voters who reside in School District 2687 can begin casting their ballots for the 2023 Fall Election. Voters may request an absentee ballot by contacting School District 2687 directly. Voters are also able to visit the school district office where they can cast an in-person absentee ballot. Absentee voters should come to the District Office, which is located at the middle/high school campus, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake. Please enter through the District Office entrance on the west side of the building. Voters should park in designated parking areas. Please refrain from parking in the student pickup/drop off area during school pickup and drop off times and during school hours. The district office is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
How to Request a Ballot
Download a paper copy and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail completed paper application to: ATTN: Elections, Independent School District 2687, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349
If you received a ballot in the mail but you would like to deliver it in-person to the school district office, you may do so. You may also deliver up to three ballots from other Wright County voters to the district office. If you deliver ballots for other voters, please bring ID with you because your information will need to be recorded per Minnesota Statutes.
If you have questions, please contact Marilyn at (320) 543-4646 ext. 1.
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.