Absentee Voting

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.

Absentee In-Person:

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

**No appointments are necessary for voting **
    • 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
Our colleagues in Anoka County created a behind-the-scenes video about absentee voting. Click here to 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
Absentee Voting Reminders:
  • 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.
To request a paper application, call Washington County Elections at 651-430-6175

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
  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; 

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