Voting & Election Information

The Auditor-Treasurer's Office administers the county functions of Federal, State and Local elections. This office is also a resource to Cities, Townships and School Districts in the election process.  This process involves....

  • registration and maintenance of voters
  • candidate filings, campaign financial reporting
  • ballot layout
  • electronic tabulation programming
  • election judges training
  • absentee voting administration
  • election day rosters; election night results

Are you a registered voter?

You can wait until Election Day to register in Minnesota. However, we encourage you to register before Election Day - it will save you time at the polling place.  The deadline to Pre-Register is 21 days before the election.

When are elections?  

Federal, State, and City elections are held in even years every two years.

  • Primary Elections are the second Tuesday in August. 
    • 2020 Primary Election:  Tuesday August 11, 2020
  • General Elections are on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 
    • 2020 General Election:  Tuesday November 3, 2020

Township elections are held annually on the second Tuesday in March.                              except Nessel & Lent Townships, which hold their election during the general election in November. 

  • 2019  Township Election:  Tuesday March 12, 2019

School Elections for 2019

Some school districts choose to hold elections in odd years.  The following will have an election on Tuesday November 12, 2019

  • Braham School District 314
  • Rush City School District 139 

 The MN Secretary of State's Office is a valuable resource for Elections

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