Election Information

Auditor's Role

The Auditor serves as the chief elections officer. Training election judges, equipment updates, ordering 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  the Cities of Cedar Mills, Cosmos and Kingston and in the Townships of Cedar Mills, Cosmos, Danielson, Darwin, Ellsworth, Forest City and Harvey will vote entirely by mail in upcoming State and Federal elections.  More mail ballot information may be found by clicking here. If you have additional questions please contact the Auditor's Office at 320-693-5212.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MAIL BALLOT PRECINCTS - A letter was mailed to mail ballot households which includes ballot mailing date.  You may view a copy of the letter by clicking here.  If you did not receive a letter please contact our office.

Election Dates for 2020:

Presidential Nomination Primary - March 3, 2020: 

On March 3, 2020, Minnesota will hold a presidential nomination primary to vote for each major party's nominee for President.    In this primary you will be required to request only one party's ballot when you vote, whether absentee or in-person at your polling place.  More information is found in the Presidential Primary Vote 2020 pamphlet. 
If you wish to vote by absentee ballot you will need to complete a PNP Absentee Ballot Application and deliver it to the appropriate voting center.  Absentee voting begins January 17, 2020.

Primary Election - August 11, 2020

General Election - November 3, 2020