How to vote absentee


You can early vote by using an absentee ballot instead of voting in person at the polling place on election day.  You can vote early by mail, in person or by having a person you know pick up and deliver your ballot for you.


Vote absentee by mail:
You can complete and submit an absentee ballot application online or download an absentee ballot application and then mail, fax or email it to our office.
Mail to: Lake County Auditor, 601 3rd Avenue,  Two Harbors, MN 55616
Fax:  (218) 834-8358
Email:   elections@co.lake.mn.us

Election officials will mail the absentee ballot materials to you soon after receiving your application.
Once you receive your ballot in the mail, follow the instructions carefully.  You will need a witness to sign the absentee ballot signature envelope to confirm your ballot  was delivered blank and that you marked the ballot in private.  The witness must be another registered Minnesota voter or a notary from any state.   Also be sure to return your ballot so that it arrives on or before Election Day or it will not be counted.

Vote absentee in  person:
You can request, receive and cast an absentee ballot at the Auditor's Office in Two Harbors.  The office is open Monday through Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Track  your absentee ballot:
You can track the progress of your absentee  ballot with the absentee ballot lookup tool at mnvotes.org.  If there  is a problem with your ballot, we will send a replacement.


Voters  in the military and citizens outside the United States:
There is a different process for citizens who are in the military or living outside the  United States.  The Military and Overseas Voter Service provided by the  Minnesota Secretary of State is a great resource to guide you through the process of receiving your absentee ballot.