Vote Early in Person or By Mail
Any eligible voter can vote early in person or by mail starting 46 days prior to each election. The official name for this is absentee voting.
Absentee voting for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election begins January 19, 2024.
Voters who wish to vote early must request an absentee ballot by completing an https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/ABRegistrationStep1.aspx Absentee Ballot Application to receive their ballot by mail or they may vote early in person at the Auditor-Treasurer's Office at the Courthouse in Gaylord.
The quickest and easiest way to receive an absentee ballot by mail is to complete the application online via the Secretary of State's Office website. You will need your Minnesota driver’s license or ID card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number.
You could also:
- download and print a paper form
- contact our office and we will mail or email one to you
Military and overseas voters should refer to the State's website for more information.
Voting Early In Person
Sibley County voters may also vote early in-person at the Auditor-Treasurer's Office at the Courthouse in Gaylord.
In-Person early voting is available during the following times for all elections (other than State General Elections):
For State General Elections, in-person early voting is available during the following times:
Voters who wish to put their voted ballot directly into the tabulator/ballot box may do so beginning 18 days prior to each election until the day before each election at the Auditor-Treasurer's Office. This is called Direct Balloting.
Voting Early by Mail
Once we receive your application for an absentee ballot at the Auditor-Treasurer's Office, we will process the request and mail the ballot to you. Applications received after 2:00 pm will be processed and the ballot will be mailed the next business day.
Returning Your Absentee Ballot
After voting an absentee ballot, the voter should return the voted ballot as soon as possible. The most important things to remember:
Absentee ballot voters have three options for returning their voted ballots: