Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballots

View the absentee ballot application online.

Vote Early - Vote Absentee!

Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to the State Primary and General Elections.  A completed absentee ballot application (PDF), must be received before a ballot can be issued to a voter.  Absentee ballots must be returned to our office no later than 3:00 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, 411 Broadway Ave. South, Albert Lea, MN.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.  Also, the office is open the Saturday before the Primary and General elections from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for absentee voting.

You can apply online or track the status of your absentee 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.

Important Notice

To comply with USPS (post office) processing deadlines:

  • For applications received prior to 12:00 p.m. ballots will be mailed the same day.
  • For applications received after 12:00 p.m. ballots will be mailed the next business day.