Regular Absentee Voting for the Aug. 11 state Primary Election is open now.
Absentee voting opened Friday, June 26, and will end at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
The absentee voting process will continue to be held as in the past, according to a release from Otter Tail County. Though the county building may be closed, voters will be allowed in during the voting period without an appointment. Staff will be aware of social distancing, and may limit the number of people in line at the office.
Voting absentee by mail: Interested individuals must submit an absentee ballot application before an absentee ballot can be issued/mailed. An application can be requested and submitted by one of the following methods:
- Online Application: mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/ABRegistrationStep1.aspx. Upon receipt of your online application, the appropriate ballot, envelopes, and instructions will be mailed.
- Paper Absentee Ballot Application: sos.state.mn.us/media/2444/english-regular-absentee-ballot-application.pdf. Those without internet access should call the Elections Office at 218-998-8040, and a paper absentee ballot application will be mailed. The completed application can be emailed to email@example.com, or mailed to Elections, Government Services Center, 510 Fir Ave. W., Fergus Falls, MN 56537.
Voting absentee in person: Interested individuals can submit an Absentee Ballot Application and submit their Absentee Ballot in person at the Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer’s office in the Government Services Center at 510 Fir Ave. W.., Fergus Falls, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 10. An additional half-hour will be added at the end of the day Aug. 10. The office is also open for absentee voting 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer’s office in the Government Services Center in Fergus Falls on or before Election Day to be counted. Absentee ballots can be returned by the voter or agent in person until 3 p.m. on Election Day. If the absentee ballot is being delivered by mail or a package delivery service, the ballot must arrive at the address listed above no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Other important information (such as tracking your absentee ballot through the process) can be found at www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote.