Absentee Voting

  • Statewide Primary absentee voting begins on June 26th and ballots will be available in person or mailed after that day.
  • Statewide General absentee voting begins on September 18th and ballots  will be available in person or mailed on that day
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 where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law
Absentee Voting Reminders:
  • We encourage voters to submit absentee ballot applications early.
  • The earliest your ballot will be mailed to you is 46 days prior to election day.
  • You should 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 postmarked by Election Day and received two days after the election.
  • You cannot drop off your voted ballot at your precinct on Election Day.
To request a paper application, call Washington County Elections, 651-430-6175

In-person Absentee Locations:

June 26 - August 10

- Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater
  • Monday - Friday, 8AM -4:30PM
  • August 8, 8AM - 3PM
  • August 10, 8AM - 5PM
August 4 - August 10

- Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Pkwy, Cottage Grove
- Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake
- Oakdale City Hall, Hadley Ave, Oakdale
- Central Park/R.H Stafford Library, Lower Level, 8595 Central Pk Pl, Woodbury

  • Tuesday - Friday, 8AM -4:30PM
  • August 8, 8AM - 3PM
  • August 10, 8AM - 5PM

Military and Overseas Voters
 If you are in the military, a spouse or their dependents who are U.S. citizens and residents of Minnesota or those voters who are overseas should complete the FPCA application:

  1. Logon to MNVotes.org and complete the on-line FPCA absentee ballot application
  Military/Overseas FPCA Application
  2. Click on the FPCA absentee ballot application below and mail, fax or email it to
  Washington County.
  Military and Overseas Absentee Ballot Application Form

Agent Delivery

During the seven days preceding an election and until 2 p.m. on election day, an eligible voter who is a patient of a health care facility; a resident in a residential facility, shelter for battered women, or assisted living facility; or an individual who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons or have a disability may designate an agent to deliver the ballots to the voter from the County Auditor.

To receive a ballot by agent delivery, complete the agent delivery and absentee ballot application by clicking the link below; 

  • Link available 7 days prior to an Election Day
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.

For more information, log on to MNVotes.org

Contact Washington County at 651-430-6175
Mail: Washington County Elections, 14949 62nd St. N. Stillwater, MN 55082
Fax: 651-430-6178
Email: elections@co.washington.mn.us