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. 

  • 2020 Township Election: Tuesday March 10, 2020

Precinct Caucus Meetings are the first Tuesday in February UNLESS there is a Presidential Primary, then it's 1 week before the that date.

  • 2020 Caucus Meetings: Tuesday February 25, 2020

Presidential Nomination Primary is held on the first Tuesday of March in the year of the Presidential election UNLESS the major parties jointly submit a different date prior to March 1st of the year before.

  • 2020 Presidential Primary: Tuesday March 3, 2020

School Elections for 2019

Some school districts choose to hold elections in odd years. The following will have an election on Tuesday November 5, 2019

  • Braham School District 314
  • Rush City School District 139