Elections & Voting

 
 

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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.

Voters

2024 Polling Place Locations

Absentee Voting

ABSENTEE VOTER APPLICATION INFORMATION

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)

In-Person Absentee Voting Locations

In-Person Absentee Locations        
        
The cities below offer in-person absentee voting for their specific jurisdictions.  

City/Town Address Phone Hours
Duluth, City 411 W 1st St, Duluth, 55802 (218) 730-5500 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (M-F)
Babbitt  71 South Dr, Babbitt, 55706 (218) 827-3647 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)
Biwabik, City 321 N. Main Street, Biwabik, 55708 (218) 865-4183 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)
Buhl  300 Jones Ave, Buhl, 55713 (218) 258-3226 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (M-THU),& 7:00 am - 11:00 am (F)
Chisholm 316 West Lake St, Chisholm, 55719 (218) 254-7902 6:30 am - 4:00 pm (M-THU),& 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (F)
Cook 127 S. River Street, Cook, 55723 (218) 666-2200 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)
Ely 209 E Chapman St, Ely, 55731 (218) 226-5474 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)
Eveleth 413 Pierce St, Eveleth, 55734 (218) 744-7563 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)
Gilbert 16 S. Broadway Street, Gilbert, 55741 (218) 748-2232 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)
Hermantown 5105 Maple Grove Rd, Hermantown, 55811 (218) 729-3600 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (M-F)
Hibbing 401 E 21st St, Hibbing, 55746 (218) 262-3486 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (M-F)
Hoyt Lakes 206 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Hoyt Lakes, 55750 (218) 225-2344 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (M), 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (Tues-Thu), & 7:30 - 11:30 am (F)
Mt. Iron 8586 Enterprise Dr S, Mt. Iron, 55768 (218) 748-7570 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (M-F)
Rice Lake 4107 W Beyer Rd, Duluth, 55803 (218) 721-3778 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)
Tower 602 Main Street Tower, 55790 (218) 753-4070 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-THU), & 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia 327 S 1st St, Virginia, 55792 (218) 748-7500 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)
City of Aurora and
Twp. of White
16 West 2nd Ave North, Aurora, 55705 (218) 229-2813 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (M-F)

   
For Federal, State, and County elections, all St. Louis County residents can vote in-person at the County Auditor’s Office at the following locations:    
        
Duluth Courthouse  
100 North 5th Avenue West        
Duluth, MN 55802-1293        
(218) 726-2385        
        
Virginia Government Services Center     
201 South 3rd Avenue West        
Virginia, MN 55792         
(218) 749-7104        
        
Absentee ballots can be delivered in-person during the hours listed below.

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 PM

 

Extended County Absentee Voting Hours

Saturday, March 2, 2024            9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2024              8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 2024         9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Monday, August 12, 2024           8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2024        9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 29, 2024        8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2024      9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2024        9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4, 2024        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

County offices will be closed on the following days:

Monday, January 1, 2024
Monday, January 15, 2024
Monday, February 19, 2024
Monday, May 27, 2024
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Thursday, July 4, 2024
Monday, September 2, 2024
Monday, November 11, 2024
Thursday, November 28, 2024
Friday, November 29, 2024
Wednesday, December 25, 2024
 

St. Louis County residents can vote absentee / in-person at the following location and times: 

Brookston Community Center  
8200 Belich Road 
Cloquet, MN 55750 

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 7:00 a.m.  -8:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 7:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. 

2024 Election Sample Ballots

Candidate Filing

Below are links to direct candidates to the procedures, locations, and timelines for filing for office.

 
 
 

Additional Candidate Information

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

Election Results

How to Become an Election Judge

 

Phil Chapman
Deputy Auditor
Supervisor of Elections