Who can vote in Minnesota?
You must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old on Election day
- A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
- Finished with all part of any felony sentence
If you meet the above criteria and would like to register to vote you have a few options.
You can register online through the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
You can obtain a paper application at the Auditor/Treasurer's office at 607 W. Main Street in Marshall. Or you can download a paper copy
Paper applications can be mailed to:
|Secretary of State||
|Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer|
|60 Empire Dr.||Attn: Elections|
|STE 100||607 W. Main St.|
|St. Paul, MN 55103||Marshall, MN 56258|
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also register on Election Day at your polling location. Not sure where your polling location is? Check here.
Early voting or absentee voting can be done starting 46 days before an Election Day. In Minnesota, absentee voting can be done without needing an excuse!
Absentee voting can be done:
- By mail
- In person at the Auditor/Treasurer's office 2nd floor of Lyon County Government Center at 607 West Main St. in Marshall from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
- By agent delivery
For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
You will need a witness when you vote and complete your ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary. Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.
You can check the status of your application or ballot on the Secretary of State website.
Enter your address using this tool to ensure you are at the correct location.
|Polling Location||Who Votes There||Address|
|Balaton City Hall||Balaton, Rock Lake Twp||134 3rd St Balaton, MN 56115|
|Clifton Township Hall||Clifton Twp||3051 Cty Rd 6 Marshall, MN 56258|
|Cottonwood Community Center||Cottonwood||142 W Main St Cottonwood, MN 56229|
|Lynd Community Center||Lynd, Lynd Twp||111 W Railroad St Lynd, MN 56157|
|Marshall Area YMCA||Marshall W-3||200 S A St Marshall, MN 56258|
|Marshall Middle School||Marshall W-2||401 S Saratoga St Marshall, MN 56258|
|Minneota Community Center||Minneota, Nordland Twp, Westerheim Twp||129 E 1st St Minneota, MN 56264|
|Monroe Township Hall||Monroe Twp||3297 US Hwy 14 Tracy MN 56175|
|Red Baron Arena and Expo||Marshall W-1||1651 Victory Dr, Marshall, MN 56258|
|Russell Community Center||Island Lake, Twp, Lyons Twp, Russell||200 Front St Russell, MN 56169|
|Veterans Memorial Center||Tracy||336 Morgan St Tracy, MN 56175|
About Election Judges
Election judges (poll workers) are paid officials who staff local polling places, carry out election procedures, and make sure that the rights of voters are protected. During a general election in Minnesota, there are more than 30,000 election judges who staff more than 4,100 precincts.
Serving as an election judge is a chance to learn about elections, and is a great service to the community.
Requirements, Wages and Time Off From Work
- You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota and be able to read, write and speak English
- You must complete an election judge training course (at least two hours)
- Election judges can choose to volunteer or be paid.
- Wages vary by precinct
- Employers are required to give employees time off to work as an election judge
Precinct caucuses will be held February 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at locations set by the local parties. A caucus locator will be available on the MN Secretary of State website in February.
Not sure how a caucus works? Never attended a caucus? Visit the MN Secretary of State precinct caucus page for more information.
Minnesota statute §211A.02, subd. 6 requires local governments with websites to upload political campaign reports for local government candidates based on jurisdiction population and dollar amounts spent. The reports are required to be available on the website for at least four years.
Applicable city, school district, or town clerks with 400 or more registered voters as of January 1 of the election year and with websites are responsible for candidate filings within those entities.
Report can be found here.