Early Primary Voting in Minnesota

Presidential Primary Election is March 5, 2024
Early Voting Starts January 19, 2024

In person voting at your regular polling location will take place on March 5, 2024

Early/Absentee voting will begin on January 19 (Fri).


To vote early by mail or in person, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply.

Read before you apply-

For your ballot to count, remember this important information:

  1. Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
  2. You will need a witness when you vote and complete your ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary.
  3. Return the ballot and forms right away after you finish. Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.

Apply for absentee ballot

In Kanabec County, to apply for an absentee ballot for the 2024 Presidential Primary election:

  • You may stop in at the County Auditor’s office to request an Absentee Application in person,
  • or use the link for the downloadable absentee application below
  • then drop off or mail in to the auditor’s office.

Please know that you must indicate on your application which major political party ballot you wish to receive. You may receive the ballot of only one major political party.

Return your completed absentee application to your county election office.
In Kanabec County, mail or drop off:
Kanabec County Auditor
317 E. Maple Ave.
Mora, MN 55051

To request an application in an alternative format such as Braille, please call 1-877-600-8683.

Application deadline

Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot. Your returned ballot must be received by Election Day.

Track your ballot

You can track the status of your ballot and confirm that it was received and counted.

Deadline to return your ballot

Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.

Returning your ballot in person
You can return your ballot in person no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day to the Kanabec County Auditor’s office. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. You will need to show identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else.

Returning your ballot by mail
Your ballot must be received by Election Day  or it will not be counted. Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS).

Have an agent pick up your ballot (agent delivery)

In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you. This is called ‘agent delivery.’ Learn more about agent delivery.

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