Absentee voting for Nov. 6 election begins Sept. 21

The 45-day absentee voting period for the Nov. 6 general election begins for registered voters in all Washington County jurisdictions Sept. 21, county officials announced Thursday.

Voters can cast absentee ballots at the following locations:

n Property Records and Taxpayer Services Office on the first floor of the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. North in Stillwater.

n Cottage Grove Service Center public service counter at 13000 Ravine Parkway South in Cottage Grove.

n Forest Lake Service Center public service counter at 19955 Forest Road North in Forest Lake.

n Woodbury Service Center public service counter at 2150 Radio Drive in Woodbury.

Individuals can vote submit absentee ballots by mail to the county or in person at the above locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 3.

City of Stillwater residents can also vote in person at Stillwater City Hall, 216 N. Fourth St. in Stillwater. Stillwater residents can call 651-430-8800 for information;

Persons seeking to cast an absentee vote must complete an application to receive an absentee ballot at the time they vote in person at an absentee voting site. Individuals voting by mail should contact the county to request an absentee application or download the application at the county’s website, www.co.washington.

mn.us, by click on “Elections” on the right-hand side of the homepage.

Stillwater residents should contact the city to request an absentee voting application.

Voters are allowed to cast absentee ballots for the following reasons: absence from precinct, illness or disability, religious discipline or observance of religious holiday, service as election judge in another precinct, eligible emergency declared by the governor or quarantine declared by federal or state government.

County residents can register to vote by completing a voter registration form available at any of the above county locations, a county library or online at www.co.washington.mn.us. Again, click on “Elections” on the right-hand side of the homepage.

Persons wanted to cast absentee ballots are encouraged to vote at the beginning of the absentee voting period. Persons waiting to absentee vote the last week of the absentee voting period could experience long lines and the potential for a long wait.

For more information, call Washington County at 651-430-6175.