If you're freaked out about having to go out to a polling place to vote because of the pandemic or if you are going to be away on November 3rd, absentee voting will begin in Minnesota this Friday, Sept 18.

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According to Stearns County Auditor-Treasurers Office, you should request your absentee ballot by going online to mnvotes.org

If you are voting absentee by mail, you should apply online at mnvotes.org or contact the Auditor-Treasurers Office and you can have an absentee ballot mailed or faxed to you.

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Ballot will come complete with instructions on how to complete the absentee ballot process and turn it in at the Stearns County Election Office. You even have the option to track your ballot online, which is probably a bigger deal this year than ever before.

If you wish to vote absentee in person and are a resident of Stearns County, you can vote at these 2 locations;

-Stearns County Administration Center, Auditors Office, 705 Courthouse Square, St Cloud.

   -Stearns County Service Center, Election Office, 3301 County Rd 138

Hours are 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday thru Friday and Saturday, Oct 31st. 10 AM - 3PM

They will be adding more absentee locations one week before Election Day. You can always check out the Stearns County Website for updates on locations.

If you have any questions you can call the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurers Office at 320-656-3920 or fire off an email to elections@co.stearns.mn.us.

No matter how you vote, just vote!

(thenewsleaders.com)

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