Absentee Voting for School/City/Township Elections


**This information is only valid for standalone school district and city/township elections.   For state and federal elections or school and city/township election held with state and federal 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 School District office if the election is a standalone school district election.  For standalone city or township elections, unless the city or township has regular business hours, you will need to contact the clerk of the jurisdiction (Clerk contact information for cities can be found here and for townships can be found here).  Additionally, each city or township (even without regular business hours) must be open the Saturday before the election from 10:00am-3:00pm and until 5PM on the Monday before the election for standalone city and township elections.  

Through the mail:
By filling out an  Absentee Ballot Application and returning it to the election administrator.  The election administrator for these standalone elections is the city or town clerk or for standalone school district elections: 

Braham School District
Attn: Elections
5431 Elmhurst Ave S
Braham, MN 55006
East Central School District
Attn: Elections
61085 State Hwy 23
Finlayson, MN 55735
Hinckley-Finlayson School District
Attn: Elections
201 Main St E
Box 308
Hinckley, MN 55037
Moose Lake School District
Attn: Elections
4812 County Road 10
Moose Lake, MN 55767
Rush City School District
Attn: Elections
PO Box 566
Rush City, MN 55069
Willow River School District
Attn: Elections
8142 Pine St
Willow River, MN 55795

You may return your ballot through the mail or drop it off in person during any regular business hours.

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

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, email Elections.