by Mike Knaak
Absentee voting begins Sept. 18 for the Nov. 3 general election. Because of the current pandemic, residents who wish to vote by absentee are encouraged to request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org, according to the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office.
To vote absentee by mail:
Voters apply for an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org or contact the Auditor-Treasurer’s office to have an application mailed or faxed.
Ballot will be mailed with instructions on how to complete the process and return to the Stearns County election office.
Voters will have the option to track their ballot online at mnvotes.org.
To vote absentee in-person:
Residents of Stearns County may vote in-person at two locations.
–Stearns County Administration Center, Auditor’s Office, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud.
–Stearns County Service Center, Election Office, 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park.
Hours at both locations are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 3: p.m.
Additional absentee locations for direct voting will be added one week before Election Day. Visit the Stearns County website for updates to absentee locations.
Contact the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s office at 320-656-3920, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.