How do I find out where my Polling Place Is?
Telephone the Pine County Auditor-Treasurer at 320-591-1670 or 1-800-450-7463 ext. 1670, email firstname.lastname@example.org, utilize this polling place finder and enter your address, or if you know what township or city you live in, you can use the County's quick reference guide.
Why should I pre-register to vote?
Voting will be faster and easier if you are registered to vote when you arrive at the polls on election day. The deadline to pre-pregsiter for the November 3, 2020 General Election has past, however. You can register on election day, but you will need to bring proof of residency with you.
How do I register to vote?
Call Pine County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 320-591-1670. Leave your name, address and the number of eligible voters in your household. Voter registration cards will be mailed to you. Voter registration options are also available through the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Can I register to vote on Election Day?
You can register at your polling place on Election Day. You will need one of the following to verify your residence:
- Minnesota driver's license, learner's permit, identification card, or receipt for one, with your current address, if the Minnesota license or ID has a former address, you may bring a recent utility bill* to use with your license
- "Notice of Late Registration" postcard (received because the prior registration application was received after October 12)
- U.S. Passport with utility bill
- If you are a student, you can use...
Student ID, registration, or fee statement with your current address
Student photo ID without your current address with utility bill*
Student ID if you are on a student housing list on file at the polling place
- Someone who is registered in the precinct where you live who will vouch for your residence
- A valid registration at another address within the same precinct,
How do I contact the Pine County Elections and Voter Registration Office?
Pine County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office
635 Northridge Dr NW, Suite 240
Pine City, MN 55063
Phone numbers: 320-591-1670
Toll free 1-800-450-7463 ext. 1670
How do I know if I am registered to vote?
You may check your registration on the Secretary of State's web site.
Reasons why someone who filled out a voter registration card may not be registered include:
- a third party conducting a voter registration drive did not submit the voter registration cards that they collected to voter registration officials
- the state system processing “kicked out" the registration for not matching with driver's license or social security information and the county elections office was unable to contact the registrant and/or rectify the problem
- the registration was not timely received
- the registrant's registration has become "inactive," i.e. the registrant has not voted in the four previous years.
What if I cannot get to the polls on election day?
You may cast an absentee ballot if you are unable to get to your polling site on election day. Absentee ballots are available 46 days before the election. There are several options for voting early as described here. If you are eligible to vote by absentee ballot, you may do so either by mail or in person until 5:00 p.m. the evening before the election.
How do I get an absentee ballot?
There are several options as listed here. You may also contact the Pine County Auditor-Treasurer at 320-591-1670 or 1-800-450-7463 ext. 1670. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office at the Pine County Courthouse; 635 Northridge Dr NW, Suite 240; Pine City, MN 55063 will be open for absentee voting the Saturday prior to any Primary or General Election from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the Monday prior to the Tuesday Primary or General Election until 5:00 p.m.
What if I am not registered to vote, but want to cast an absentee ballot?
If you are not a registered voter, you can still register and vote by absentee ballot. A voter registration card will be included with your absentee ballot materials. The completed voter registration card must be returned with your ballot. The card cannot be returned separately. Only select forms of identification are allowed to register to vote and a witness to countersign the application is required.
Can I drop off my absentee or mail ballot?
Yes! You may drop off your (and up to 3 other) absentee or mail ballots to the Pine County Auditor's Office, 635 Northridge Dr NW, Pine City, during office hours until 3:00PM on election day for absentee voters and 8:00PM on election day for mail ballot voters. You may also drop off the ballots in the drop box located directly across from the main entrance of the courthouse.
Can I still vote at the polling place if I request an absentee ballot?
You cannot vote at the polling place if you vote on your absentee ballot, return it to the Auditor-Treasurer's office, and the ballot is accepted. If you simply request an absentee ballot and decide you want to vote at the polling place, you may do so.
You cannot bring your absentee ballot to the polling place and utilize it there. You will be issued a new ballot. The ballot which was issued to your absentee voting will be void.