Vote early for state primary Aug. 7-13

Brown County

voters place ballots directly into counting machines

NEW ULM — Brown County eligible voters can directly place their ballots into a ballot counter when voting in person the week before the Minnesota primary.

Voting machines will record votes as they are turned in August 7-13, but will not report results until after polls close on Election Day, which is August 14.

Direct balloting provides many benefits to voters:

Vote at a convenient time

Have confidence that a ballot is immediately counted

Verify ballot was properly filled out and accepted by the counting machine

Avoid hassle of placing absentee ballots in series of envelopes

It also helps election officials by providing:

Faster results reporting on election night

Increased savings in time and materials to administer the election

In-person absentee voting is available now through August 13 at the County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pre-primary extended hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 11, and until 5 p.m. Monday, August 13.

Find information about voting and elections in Brown County at

Mail Ballot Precincts

Voters in Mail Ballot Precincts are encouraged to mail their ballots soon to insure that they are delivered on time. As an option, voters in these precincts may bring their ballots to the Auditor-Treasurer’s office until 8 p.m. on Election Day.