Absentee ballots for general election available through Nov. 5

Absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election are available for registered voters in all Washington County jurisdictions through Nov. 5, according to county election officials.

Absentee ballots are available at the following county offices:

  • The Property Records and Taxpayer Services office on the first floor of the county Government Center at 14949 62nd St. North in Stillwater.
  • The Cottage Grove Service Center public service counter at 13000 Ravine Parkway South in Cottage Grove.
  • The Forest Lake Service Center public service counter at 19955 Forest Road North in Forest Lake, and
  • The Woodbury Service Center public service counter at 2150 Radio Drive in Woodbury.

Individuals can vote by absentee ballot by mail with marked ballots \ received by mail at Washington County, or in person at the above locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 a.m. during the 45-day absentee voting period prior to the election.

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

Individuals voting by mail should contact the county, or, if a Stillwater resident, contact the city, to request an application; or download the application from the county’s website at www.co.washington.mn.us. Click on “Elections” on the right-hand side of the homepage. Individuals voting in-person may request and receive an application at the time they vote.

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.

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. (Click on “Elections” on the right-hand side of the homepage.)

Absentee voters are encouraged to cast ballots at the beginning of the absentee voting period. Absentee voters waiting to 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.