Absentee & Mail Voting
View the absentee ballot application online.
Watch this short video released by the Minnesota Secretary of State on Voting Early by Absentee ballot.
Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to the State Primary and General Elections. A completed and signed absentee ballot application (PDF) must be received before a ballot can be issued to a voter. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Freeborn County Auditor-Treasurer’s office no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.
Voters may also vote by absentee ballot in person during the 45 day absentee period at the Freeborn County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, Freeborn County Courthouse, 411 Broadway Ave. S, Albert Lea, MN. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. In addition, the office is open the Saturday preceding the Primary and General elections from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for absentee voting.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF MY ABSENTEE OR MAIL BALLOT? You can track the status of your absentee or mail ballot in the process by using the Voter Information Portal.
Military or overseas voters can also vote by absentee ballot. More information can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State Military/Overseas Voting page.
To comply with USPS (post office) processing deadlines:
* For applications received prior to 3 p.m. ballots will be mailed the same day.
* For applications received after 3 p.m. ballots will be mailed the next business day.