Visit the Office of the Secretary of State's voter information to register to vote, check your voter registration status, and find answers to frequently asked question.
Register to vote on paper and in other languages. Information available on the Office of the Secretary of State's website.
If you need help, contact the Washington County Elections at 651-430-6175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absentee voting applications will be available soon. To request a paper application be mailed to you, call Washington County Elections at 651-430-6790.
Our colleagues in Anoka County created a behind-the-scenes video about absentee voting. Watch the video and learn more about the process.
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old on Election Day.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day.
- Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed.
- Not be under court-ordered guardianship in which a court has revoked your voting rights.
- Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law.
- Voters are encouraged to submit absentee ballot applications early.
- The earliest a ballot will be mailed to you is 46 days prior to Election Day for all elections except township elections.
- Allow enough time to complete the application. Have your ballot mailed to you, vote your ballot, and return it to Washington County via mail so it is received by Election Day.
- You cannot drop off your voted ballot at your precinct on Election Day.
Military and Overseas Voters
If you are a U.S. resident and resident of Minnesota who is in the military, including a spouse or dependents, or an overseas voter:
- Complete the online Military/Overseas FPCA Application on MNVotes.org.
- Complete on the FPCA Absentee Ballot Application (PDF) and mail, fax, or email it to Washington County, using the contact information below.
During the seven days preceding an election and until 2 PM on Election Day, an eligible voter may designate an agent to deliver the ballots to the voter from the County Auditor. Eligible voters include:
- A resident patient of a health care facility.
- A resident in a residential facility, shelter for battered women, or assisted living facility.
- A resident who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons or have a disability.
To receive a ballot by agent delivery, complete the agent delivery and absentee ballot application (PDF).
Your designated agent can bring your application to any of the Washington County in-person absentee locations or to the Government Center in Stillwater to receive your ballot.
Washington County Elections,
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
On Election Day, absentee ballots may only be dropped off to an election judge at the Government Center in Stillwater by 3 p.m.
Visit MNVotes.gov for more information.
The sample ballot shows a list of the candidates and ballot questions you'll be voting on.
- Information is posted about 45 days before an election.
- View your sample ballot.