Absentee voting for Aug. 11 primary begins

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Absentee voting for the Aug. 11 primary election is underway. Because of the current pandemic, residents who wish to vote by absentee are encouraged to request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org.

To vote absentee by mail, voters should apply for an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org or contact the Auditor-Treasurer’s office and an application will be mailed or faxed.

The ballot will be mailed with instructions on how to complete the process and return it to the Stearns County Election Office. Voters will have the option to track their ballot online at mnvotes.org.

For voting in person, masks are not required but encouraged. Residents of Stearns County may vote in-person at two locations.

• Stearns County Administration Center, Auditor’s Office, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Stearns County Service Center, Election Office, 3301 CR 138, Waite Park. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Any questions should be directed to the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 320.656.3920 or email elections@co.stearns.mn.us.

Author: Mike Knaak

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