Elections & Voting



St. Louis County strives to ensure that the registration and election process is provided to all eligible citizens in accordance with applicable laws and rules in the most efficient, effective, and timely manner for St. Louis County and its municipalities.


Absentee Voting


If you are a resident of St. Louis County and want to vote by absentee ballot, you must complete and submit an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballots will be available 46 days before an election. Minnesota voters no longer need a reason to vote absentee.

You may check the status of your application or ballot on the Secretary of State website.

To apply online, click on the appropriate link below:

          Online Absentee Ballot Application

          Online Military/Overseas FPCA Application

To download a paper application, click on the appropriate link below:

          Paper Absentee Ballot Application

          Paper Military/Overseas FPCA Absentee Ballot Application

Applications should be returned to the County Auditor's office by mail, fax, or e-mail and will be forwarded to the appropriate city, town, or school district clerk if necessary.

St. Louis County Auditor
100 North  5th Avenue West, Room 214
 Duluth, MN 55802-1293

E-mail: elections@stlouiscountymn.gov
Fax: (218) 725-5060

Telephone: (218) 726-2385
Toll Free: 1-800-450-9777 (Minnesota only)


If you are a candidate, the below listed links will answer frequently asked questions and provide useful election related information:

Election Results

Special Election

To fill a vacancy in office for St. Louis County Commissioner - District Five (5), a Special General Election will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Sample Ballot

Voting will take place at polling locations in all St. Louis County Commissioner - District Five (5) precincts which include Brevator Township, Canosia Township, Duluth Township, Gnesen Township, City of Hermantown, Lakewood Township, Midway Township, City of Proctor, City of Rice Lake, and Solway Township.  Polling place hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Find your polling place.

Absentee voting for the Special General Election will be available from June 28, 2019 through August 12, 2019.  Absentee voting information.

Campaign Finance Reports

Below are the Affidavit of Candidacy Filings for St. Louis County Commissioner - District 5:

Wayne Boucher

Keith MacDonald

Keith Musolf

Kal Randa

Timothy Herstad

Robert Wagner



Phil Chapman
Deputy Auditor
Supervisor of Elections