Brown County Browser: Options for early voting

Beginning June 29, 2018, ballots will be mailed to voters who have requested an Absentee Ballot for the State Primary election on Aug. 14. Voters should remember that Minnesota has implemented the “no excuse” absentee voting process. If you wish to vote Absentee, there are many options made available to the voter.

Vote Early By Mail

To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply. The application can be obtained on the county website: http://www.co.brown.mn.us/election. Click on Request an Absentee Ballot.

Vote Early in Person

You can vote early with an absentee ballot at the county Auditor-Treasurer’s Office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.

The A-T office will have the Assistive Voting Device set up to assist voters with marking their ballots if needed. Our office hours are from 8-4:30 M-F. We will also be available for Absentee voting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Saturday prior to the election, and until 5 p.m. the day prior to the election.

It should be noted that direct balloting (the opportunity to vote absentee and drop directly into a ballot counter) will not be available until seven days prior to the election.

Voters in the following precincts will have ballots mailed directly to them approximately 30 days prior to the Aug. 14 Primary: Albin, Cottonwood, Home, Lake Hanska, Linden, Mulligan, Prairieville, Sigel and Stark townships and the cities of Cobden, Evan and Hanska.

Election Season has begun! Let your voice be heard and register to vote and request an Absentee ballot if that is more convenient to you.

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