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

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)

Candidates

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

Election Results

Presidential Nomination Primary


In 2016, state legislation was passed establishing a state presidential nomination primary; Minnesota's presidential nomination primary will take place on March 3, 2020.

Only the major political parties will participate in the primary and each party will have a separate ballot.  Registered voters will be able to vote at either their polling place on March 3, 2020, or by absentee ballot starting on January 17, 2020.  To vote, a voter must request the ballot of the party of their choice.  If a voter refuses to select a party, they will not be able to vote in the presidential nomination primary.

A voter's choice of party ballot will be recorded and is private data.  However, a list of who voted in a presidential nomination primary and the political party each voter selected will be provided to the chair of each major political party.  How a voter voted on the ballot will be secret.

 

 

 

Phil Chapman
Deputy Auditor
Supervisor of Elections