Absentee ballots for the Sept. 9 statewide primary election are now available. An absentee ballot application for either the Sept. 9 primary or Nov. 4 general election, or both, may be submitted now. Absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be available no later than Oct. 3.
For military and overseas absentee ballot applications, the voter may apply, or the voter's spouse, parent, sibling or child over 18 years old may apply on the voter's behalf. The applicant may specify that the ballot be sent by e-mail, fax or regular mail.
If a voter is permanently disabled, the voter may apply to have an absentee ballot application automatically mailed for all upcoming elections.
Absentee ballots require a witness. A witness may be any registered voter of Minnesota; a notary public; an election official such as a county auditor, city clerk, or designee; or any public official having authority to administer an oath.
The Cass County auditor-treasurer's office and the other absentee voting locations in Cass County shown below will have extended hours for absentee voting for the statewide primary election on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sept. 8 until 5 p.m. For the statewide general election Nov. 4, extended hours for absentee voting will be on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Nov. 3 until 5 p.m. at these same locations.
For more information and application forms contact the Cass County auditor-treasurer's office at (218) 547-7260, visit the Cass County Web site at www.cass.mn.us Elections/Voting link, or stop in Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The office is located at the Cass County Courthouse, Walker.
In addition, absentee balloting for select precincts is available at the following locations:
Pillager City Hall for Pillager city and Sylvan, Fairview and May townships; East Gull Lake City Hall for city of East Gull Lake; and Lake Shore City Hall for city of Lake Shore.
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