ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS THAT LIVE IN A MAIL BALLOT PRECINCT!!
If you wish to vote at the Presidential Nomination Primary on March 5, 2024, and you will be gone between January 31 and February 20, 2024, and would like a ballot mailed to your winter address, you must request an absentee ballot. Official election mail is not forwardable and will be returned to our office unless you fill out PNP specific absentee request. Click on the link below to download the application.
Please mail this application to:
Cass County Elections OR Call us at 218-547-7210
PO Box 3000
Walker, MN 56484
Each voter registered by February 13, 2024, for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Nomination Primary Election will be mailed a ballot automatically. Registered voters will receive each major political party’s ballot. Voters must choose the ballot of the party whose principles they generally agree with. Only one ballot can be voted and returned. The other blank ballots should be destroyed and discarded. Voters must record their party choice on the signature envelope. The voter’s choice of a party will not be a part of a public information list but will be shared with the chair of the major political party that they select.
To request an absentee ballot for a local election in your city, town, or school district, send a completed absentee ballot application to the city, town, or school district holding the election.)(Depending on where you live, you may not be able to use the online absentee ballot request, because therer are no upcoming federal, state, or county elections for your address.)
All voters in Cass County can visit any of the following locations and vote early in person with an absentee ballot.
Designation of Additional Absentee Voting Locations (All locations have Ballots to service all Cass County residents):
|Absentee Ballot Location
|Official & Address
|East Gull Lake City Hall
|Laura Christensen, Administrator
10790 Gull Point Rd
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
|Lake Shore City Hall
|Patti McDonald, Clerk
8583 Interlachen Rd
Lake Shore, MN 56468
|Leech Lake Reservation Tribal Headquarters
|Chris Haugene, Government Relations
190 Sailstar Dr NW
Cass Lake, MN
|Pillager City Hall
|Lori Blumke, City Clerk
306 Elm Ave W
Pillager, MN 56473
|Pine River City Hall
|Terri Dabill, City Clerk
200 Front St N
Pine River, MN 56474
|Sylvan Town Hall
|Jenna Ruggles, Clerk-Treasurer
12956 24th Ave SW
Pillager, MN 56473
|Cass County Courthouse
|Pamela Smith, Election Administrator
Auditor Treasurer Office
303 Minnesota Ave W
Walker, MN 56484
For most elections, absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours starting 46 days before the election. In addition, locations offering absentee ballots for federal, state or county elections must be open:
- The Saturday before Election Day (9 a.m. — 3 p.m.)
- The day before Election Day until 5 p.m.
- This does not apply to school districts holding standalone elections.
For all election-related applications and information, voters may contact the Cass County Auditor-Treasurer's Office, 303 Minnesota Avenue West, P.O. Box 3000, Walker MN 56484, by calling 218-547-7260, [email protected]
cass county mail ballot history
- Twenty-nine years of experience in Cass County since 1994, 28 of 72 Cass precincts switched to voting by mail in 1994
- 43 of 71 Cass precincts voted by mail in 2023
If you reside in any of the precincts identified below, we will automatically send a ballots to all registered voters using non-forwardable mail. They are sent between 46 days to 14 days before the election. You must be registered to vote at your current address to receive a ballot.
CASS COUNTY MAIL BALLOT PRECINCTS
|Bull Moose Township
|Loon Lake Township
|Meadow Brook Township
|Smoky Hollow Township
|Moose Lake Township
|Sucker Lakes Unorg.
|Motley-part in Cass County only
|Thunder Lake Township
|Ottertail Peninsula Township
|Pine Lake Township
|Birch Lake Township
|Hardwood South Unorg.
|Blind Lake Township
|Boy Lake Township
|Rogers Point Unorg.
|Willow River Unorg.
|Boy River Township
|Winnie Portage Unorg.
DEADLINE TO RETURN YOUR BALLOT
Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day. You can return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election if you are voting absentee and 8 p.m. on Election Day if you reside in a mail ballot precinct.
Precinct caucuses are held in Minnesota in every state general election year, usually in February. These meetings are run by Minnesota’s political parties. The two largest major political parties select and agree on the date of the caucuses in advance. More information about how the caucuses work and how to get involved can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website on the Elections & Voting pages.
Paper forms can be returned to Cass County Elections, P.O. Box 3000, Walker MN 56484, or in-person to the Auditor-Treasurer's Office at the Cass County Courthouse, 303 Minnesota Avenue West, Walker Minnesota.
Am I Eligible to Register?
You may register and vote in Minnesota if you:
- Will be at least 18 years old on election day
- Are a citizen of the United States
- Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day
- Have completed or discharged any felony conviction requirements (On March 3, 2023, Governor Walz signed legislation restoring the right to vote to all Minnesotans who are no longer incarcerated. Effective date TBD. Until the law takes effect, persons serving felony sentences, including those out on probation or parole are not allowed to register or vote please check the Minnesota Secretary of State Election website for more information)
- Are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
- Have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law
Registering on Election Day
To register on election day, you must have proof of residence in the precinct. Only proofs authorized by law may be used. A voter can use one of the methods described on the Election Day Registration Poster (PDF).
Call 218-547-7260 for more information.
Allow for application-processing time – If you submitted your absentee ballot application within the last several business days, election officials may still be processing your request. Until a request is processed, a record of your absentee ballot will not be available through this service.
Match your name – Enter your first and last name exactly as they appeared on your voter registration or absentee ballot application.Last name includes punctuation
VIEW YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT-OSS site
PNP Sample Ballot for Cass County precincts-(link available January 19th, 2024)
Kego Township March Election Information
In-person absentee voting