Absentee Ballots Available for the August 9, 2022 Primary Election

Absentee Ballots Available for the August 9, 2022 Primary Election
Absentee Ballots for the 2022 Primary Election are available beginning on June 24, 2022.

An absentee ballot is a vote cast by someone who is unable or unwilling to attend the official polling place to which the voter is normally allocated.  Any eligible voter may apply for and vote by an absentee ballot during the 46 days before the election.  Applications for absentee ballots can be submitted online at the MN Secretary of State’s website: www.mnvotes.org. Applications are also available via mail or email from the Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer.  Ballots are then mailed to the applicant.  If you would like to vote absentee in-person, you may request or return the application in-person to the Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer Department.

If an applicant is not registered to vote, they will register as part of the absentee voting process. (M.S. 203B.02; 203B.04, subd.1; 203B.04, subd. 4). 

The County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday.  In addition, the office will be open during the following additional hours for the exclusive purpose of accepting absentee applications and the casting of absentee ballots (M.S. 203B.085):

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 6, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 8, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
From August 2nd through August 8th, in-person voters will be able to deposit the ballot directly into the ballot counter at the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office. (M.S. 203B.081)
The following precincts are voting via mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election:

Green Isle City, Arlington Township, Bismarck Township, Cornish Township, Faxon Township, Henderson Township, Sibley Township, and Washington Lake Township. Ballots for these precincts will be mailed out to registered voters approximately one month prior to the election. If you do not receive a ballot, please visit www.mnvotes.org to verify that you are registered. Minnesota’s registration laws allow you to register until July 19th. Your mail ballot will be issued to you following your registration.          

Office of the Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer
400 Court Avenue
P.O. Box 51
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone:  507-237-4070
Email:  Elections@co.sibley.mn.us