Voting in the 2020 election is here

The time for voters to decide who they want to represent them has begun and will continue until the polls close on the general election at 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

Through Nov. 2, Minnesotans may vote early using an absentee ballot. People can request an application be sent to them by mail by contacting the county at 218-824-1051 or www. The ballots allow residents to vote before the election by mail or in person regardless of circumstance.

For those who have already requested a ballot, do not submit another application. Instead, check the ballot status at to see where the ballot is in the process.

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For those who wish to vote in person but have already requested an absentee ballot by mail or live in a mail precinct, wait for the mail ballot to arrive prior to coming in to vote in person. Voters should bring the mailed ballot with them when possible.