REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT(NOT AVAILABLE IN ODD YEARS)
VOTE EARLY IN PERSON
All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations. Cass County residents can vote in person at the Auditor Treasurers office, 303 Minnesota Ave. W. Walker, MN 56484. In addition, you may be able to vote at your municipal office. Contact your clerk for more information.
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 last Saturday before Election Day (10 a.m. — 3 p.m.)
- The day before Election Day until 5 p.m.
- This does not apply to school districts holding standalone elections.
VOTE FROM MILITARY OR ABROAD
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]
CITIES AND TOWNS THAT VOTE BY MAIL
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
|Ansel Township||Bull Moose Township||Loon Lake Township||Slater Township|
|Backus||Byron Township||Meadow Brook Township||Smoky Hollow Township|
|Barclay Township||Chickamaw Beach||Moose Lake Township||Sucker Lakes Unorg.|
|Becker Township||Deerfield Township||Motley-part in Cass County only||Thunder Lake Township|
|Bena||Federal Dam||Ottertail Peninsula Township||Torrey Township|
|Beulah Township||Gould Township||Pine Lake Township||Wahnena Unorg.|
|Birch Lake Township||Hardwood South Unorg.||Poplar Township||Wabedo Township|
|Blind Lake Township||Homebrook Township||Remer Township||Walden Township|
|Boy Lake Township||Inguadona Township||Rogers Point Unorg.||Willow River Unorg.|
|Boy River||Lima Unorg.||Rogers Township||Wilson Township|
|Boy River Township||Longville||Salem 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.
AM I REGISTERED TO VOTE?
REGISTER TO VOTE (or Update Your Registration)
REGISTER ON PAPER
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.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF MY BALLOT?
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
- If you have a hyphenated last name, such as Anderson-Smith, also try searching under Anderson Smith, Smith, or AndersonSmith.
- If your name includes an apostrophe, such as O’Brien, also try searching under OBrien or O Brien.
- Name has a suffix – If your name includes a suffix (Jr., Sr., III, etc.) do not include your suffix in the Last Name field.
- Match ID number
- If you are not sure which ID number you used on your absentee ballot application, try separate searches for each ID type.
- If you did not provide an ID number on your absentee ballot application, you cannot use this service to check the status of your absentee ballot. Instead, please contact us at 218-547-7260.