Ballot Drop Off:
When dropping off other people's ballots, you must show a photo ID and sign a log. You can only drop off 3 ballots for others plus your own during this entire election cycle.
- September 18 - November 2: Ballots can be dropped off at any of the five locations listed in "Absentee In-Person"
- On Election Day, November 3, voted absentee ballots must be dropped off at the Washington County Gov't Center before 3PM.
- Ballots should not be left in any drop boxes located outside county offices.
- Absentee ballots cannot be dropped off at polling places on Election Day.
In person absentee voting will begin September 18 and run through November 2 at the below locations:
- Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4:30PM- October 31, Saturday, 8AM - 3PM- November 2, Monday, 8AM - 5PM
Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Pkwy, Cottage Grove
Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale
Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake
Washington County Gov’t Center, 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater
Woodbury Central Park/RH Stafford Library, Lower Level, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN
Absentee Voting Information:
- Statewide General absentee voting begins September 18 and ballots will be available in person or mailed beginning that day
- 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.
- 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 no later than seven days after the election.
- You cannot drop off your voted ballot at your precinct on Election Day.
Military and Overseas Voters
If you are in the military, a spouse or 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
Military and Overseas Absentee Ballot Application Form
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;
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