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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Washington County ready for voting for General Election

There are several ways to participate in this November’s General Election in Washington County.

Residents may vote early by mail or in-person, and also vote at the polls on Election Day. Public health precautions will be taken at the county’s five in-person early voting locations and on Election Day at the polls.

Voters wishing to vote by absentee via the mail should request their ballot as soon as possible. To request a ballot, a voter must complete an absentee application. The application and absentee ballot tracker may be found at Ballots will begin to be mailed Sept. 18.

Absentee ballots may be returned using the postage-paid envelope included in the ballot materials or dropped at any of the county’s five in-person absentee locations. On Election Day, absentee ballots must be dropped at the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N. in Stillwater before 3 p.m. They will not be accepted at the polling locations.

In-person absentee voting will begin Sept. 18 and run through Nov. 2 at five locations across Washington County. An application is completed at the location to receive a ballot. Masks are required at all five locations and social distancing will be observed. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrances and surfaces are disinfected regularly.

Hours are:

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday;
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct 31; and
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov 2.

Locations are:

  • Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove;
  • Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave. N., Oakdale;
  • Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Road N., Forest Lake;
  • Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater; and
  • Woodbury Central Park/R.H. Stafford Library, Lower Level, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.

On Election Day, Nov. 3, all polling locations will be open in Washington County from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters may find their specific polling location by seeing and using the PollFinder tool. Masks are required, hand sanitizer is provided at entrances, social distancing will be encouraged, and disinfecting of shared surfaces will occur throughout the day. 

For more information about voting in this upcoming election, see the Washington County website or call 651-430-6175.

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