Elections/Voter Registration
Voter Registration
In order to be on the roster at your polling place on election day, you must be a registered voter no later than 21 days before the election.

Ways to Register:
1.  Check your registration here: Voter Registration Lookup
2.  If you are not registered, you will need to fill out either a paper application and mail or deliver it to the Auditor/Treasurer's Office or register online.  See links below:
Absentee Voting Information

Absentee voting begins 46 days before each election.
  Ballots will be mailed out to those who have applied to receive one for the election after that date.

You may vote by mail, or at the

Auditor/Treasurer's Office
Courthouse
201 Lake Avenue, Suite 201,
Fairmont, Minnesota 

during normal business hours.

Ways to Vote Absentee:
1.  Fill out an absentee application.  See ways to apply below:
    • Absentee Application 2/9/21 Special Elections (Paper Copy) 
      • This form can be mailed in, dropped off, emailed, or faxed, or you may bring the completed form in along with you to vote in-person at the Courthouse.
    • Agent Delivery (begins 7 days before the election) - have someone pick up your ballot, with this completed form, as well as a completed Absentee Ballot Application.
2. For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
    1. Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
    2. Your signature envelope will have a box for a witness to complete and sign.  Make sure you have your envelope filled out by a witness for it to count.
    3. Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by 8PM for it to be counted. You may also drop off your ballot envelope in person--see details below.
Deadline to return your ballot
Your ballot will not count if it is received after the deadline.
Returning your ballot by mail
It must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by 8PM on Election Day.  Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS).
Returning your ballot in person
You can also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. You will need to show  identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else. You may not drop your ballot off at your polling place on election day.

3.  Track the status of your ballot here:  Check the Status of Your Ballot

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