Absentee & Early Voting


**This information is only valid for state/federal elections and including the August 13, 2024 Pine City School District Special Election.  For other standalone school district or city/township elections, please see this page.

You can vote early by using an absentee ballot (no excuse required), instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day.  Absentee ballots are available 46 days before an election. 

There are several ways to vote absentee early:

In person:
You may vote in person beginning 46 days before the election at the Auditor's Office, Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Dr NW, Suite 240, Pine City, MN 55063.  The typical hours are:

  • Monday- Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm (closed on Federal Holidays)
Upcoming additional hours:
Tuesday, July 23, 2024; 4:30pm-5:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024; 9:00am-3:00pm 
Monday, August 12, 2024; 4:30pm-5:00pm

Through the mail:
There are two ways to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

1.) You may request an "Absentee Ballot" online through the Secretary of State's web site to be mailed to you. This link will walk you through this process of requesting a ballot to be mailed to you.

2.) By filling out an  Absentee Ballot Application  and return it to:

  • Email
  • Fax: (320) 591-1671
  • Mail:   Pine County Auditor, 635 Northridge Dr NW, Suite 240, Pine City, MN 55063
You may return your ballot through the mail or drop it off during the hours listed above for the in-person absentee voting.

By an Agent
If you meet certain circumstances, you may have an agent pickup an deliver your ballot to you.

You may track your ballot by with ballot tracking tool.  

If you have questions regarding elections in Pine County, please call the Pine County Auditor-Treasurer's Office at 320-591-1670, toll free 1-800-450-7463 ext. 1670. You may fax your voter registration application or an absentee ballot application to 320-591-1671, you may email Elections or you may mail them to our office: Pine County Auditor's Office, Elections, 635 Northridge Dr NW, Suite 240, Pine City, MN 55063