Elections

Election Results: Township Election Results from March 8th are located here.

Online Voter Registration

Election Event Schedule:  2016 Election Dates here

March 8th, 2016 Township Election - Candidates, Voting Hours, Polling Locations 

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 Upcoming Election Training:

-None scheduled at this time.

If you have any questions regarding training or regarding elections, please contact the Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 507-765-3811 or email your questions/concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Absentee - No Excuse Ballot Process:  Fillmore County Absentee Process

*New for 2014 - This option is now available to electronically complete your request through the Secretary of State's Website.*

Availability of Absentee Ballot Applications

Absentee ballots are available 46 days prior to the state primary and the state general elections.

An eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot in person at the Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer's office during the following times for the primary and/or general elections:

  • During normal office hours beginning 46 days before the election
  • On the Saturday before the election from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • On the Monday before the election until 5:00 p.m.

You may pick up an application for an absentee ballot in person, or request one from the Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer's Dept. at the Fillmore County Courthouse, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965. If you request to have a ballot mailed, one will be mailed to you after your application has been received in the Auditor/Treasurer's office.

To obtain an absentee ballot application form, visit the Secretary of State website. An absentee ballot may also be obtained by calling the Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 507-765-3811.

You may request an Absentee application via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may deliver your application to the County Auditor/Treasurer's office at the address listed above or mail the application to:

Mail:
Fillmore County Elections
P.O. Box 466
Preston, MN 55965

When returning your completed ballot in person to the Auditor/Treasurer's office, the ballot must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

When returning your completed ballot by mail, the ballot must be received (not postmarked) at the polling place on Election Day.

County Election Office Finder Tool

Become an Election Judge
Election judges are officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about the elections process and is a great service to our community. Learn more about becoming an Election Judge at the MN Secretary of State website.

Election Results
View Election results at MN Secretary of State website. 

How to File for Office
More information about filing for office may be obtained from the MN Secretary of State website or by calling the Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 507-765-3811.

How to Register to Vote

*New for 2014 - This option is now available to electronically complete your request through the Secretary of State's Website.*


Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register at least 20 days before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place. To be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota you must:

  • be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed
  • not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

Visit the MN Secretary of State website to register or for more information call the Auditor/Treasurer's office at 507-765-3811.

Polling Place Finder:
Find where you go to vote, map, directions, etc. or view polling places.pdf.