Election Information

Auditor's Role

The Auditor serves as the chief elections officer. Training election judges, printing ballots, administering elections, absentee voting and keeping the voter registration files up to date are all duties of this office.

Current election information for the State of Minnesota can be found on the Secretary of State's website. Find a list of candidates specific to your location. Simply enter your zip code, and then your address to see the list of candidates and an actual sample ballot.

Mail Ballot Information

Voters in Cedar Mills City & Township, Cosmos City & Township, Danielson Township and Harvey Township will vote entirely by mail in the upcoming General Election.  More mail ballot information may be found by clicking here.

Special Elections

The following special elections will be held in 2019.  If you wish to vote by absentee ballot you will need to complete an Absentee Ballot Application and deliver it to the appropriate voting center.  The Online Regular Absentee Ballot Application is not available for these elections.

August 13, 2019:

City of Dassel - questions regarding the ballot should be directed to the City of Dassel at (320) 275-2454.  If you wish to vote by absentee ballot contact the City of Dassel at the above phone number, by mail at P. O. Box 391, Dassel MN 55325 or at City Hall at 460 Third Street, Dassel.  

Independent School District #741 - Paynesville- questions regarding the ballot should be directed to the Paynesville School District Office at (320) 243-3410, ext. 1003.
Questions regarding absentee voting should be directed to Stearns County, on behalf of the School District.  Stearns County Auditor's Office, Attn: Elections, 705 Courthouse Square Rm 148, St. Cloud MN 56303;   Telephone (320) 656-3920;  Email Nikki.Lahr @co.stearns.mn.us or Jessalyn.Lehner@co.stearns.mn.us