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Absentee Voting


In-Person Absentee Voting is available at:

1421 3rd Ave SE, 2nd floor
Rochester, MN

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Landmarks: Building located on east side of the Olmsted County Fairgrounds off of 3rd Avenue. Wright's Small Engine is across the street from us.

Note: During major election years (even years), absentee voting is held at this location.

During special elections, absentee voting may vary. Call 507 328-7650 if you have questions.

For annual Township elections held in March, absentee voting is held by the townships. Contact the township clerk for details.

You may also apply for your absentee ballot online by accessing this link.
Note: By applying this way, you will receive your ballot by mail.

Availability of Absentee Ballot Applications
Absentee ballots are available 46 days prior to the state primary and the state general election. 

An eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot in-person at the local absentee office in Rochester during the following times for the primary and general elections.

  • During normal office hours (8 AM - 5 PM Monday -Friday, excluding holidays) beginning 46 days before the election;
  • On the Saturday before the election from 10 AM to 3 PM; or
  • On the Monday before the election until 5 PM 

To get an application to request an absentee ballot:

You may fax the application to our office at 507 328-7640 or mail the application to:

Olmsted County Elections
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904

  • When returning your completed voted ballot in person, to the county or municipal office, the ballot must be received by 3 PM on the day before the election.
  • When returning your completed voted ballot by mail, the ballot must be received (not postmarked) at the polling place on Election Day.
  • You may track your ballot at: Absentee Ballot Lookup 
Contact Us
151 4th St SE
Rochester, MN 55904
8 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

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