Crow Wing County offers early voting for November general election
Early voting is available in Crow Wing County for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election.
Residents can vote early by absentee ballot in person at the Elections Office on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse. 326 Laurel St. in Brainerd. They can request an application be sent by mail by contacting Crow Wing County Elections at 218-824-1051 or www.crowwing.us. The ballots allow residents to vote before the Nov. 3 election by mail or in person regardless of circumstance.
Voters who have already applied for an absentee ballot, or who live in a mail ballot precinct, will have their ballots mailed by Friday, Sept. 25.
“Crow Wing County voters have a history of being civically engaged, and early voting is a great way for residents to stay involved in the election process. During the time of COVID, it also allows residents have the opportunity to cast their ballot on their own timeframe, which provides flexibility and assurance,” Administrative Services Director Deborah Erickson said in a news release.
If you have already requested a ballot, do not submit another application. Check your ballot status at https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx to see where your ballot is in the process.
If you wish to vote in person, but have already requested an absentee ballot by mail or live in a mail precinct, wait for your mail ballot to arrive before coming in to vote in person. Bring the mailed ballot with you when possible.
In person voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Extended hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 22 and 29, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 24 and 31.
Some polling locations have changed since the last election. Find your polling location along with a list of candidates and a sample ballot for your precinct on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.