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Voters may apply to vote by absentee ballot for any election held in Minnesota conducted under state law. For STATE elections, voters may apply online through the Minnesota state voter portal, or print and complete a paper form.
In-person absentee voting is available at the Cass County Auditor-Treasurer's office in Walker for all precincts, and at designated locations for specific precincts or special elections across Cass County. For statewide elections, extended hours for in-person absentee voting are observed at all locations on the Saturday prior to election day from 10 am to 3 pm, and until 5 pm on the Monday prior to election day.
Voters making application through the mail are encouraged to allow ample mailing time to receive the ballot and mail it back so that it is received on or before election day. Completed absentee ballots can be returned to the Auditor-Treasurer's Office by the voter or by a designated agent of the voter no later than 3 p.m. on election day. An agent must be at least 18 years old and may only return ballots for up to three voters per election. The agent must show identification and sign a record of ballots delivered.
Absentee ballots (and mail ballots) cast for statewide elections may be tracked on-line by the voter to verify the status of their ballot. Registered voters residing in mail ballot precincts will receive a ballot through the mail automatically for all statewide elections. Voters not pre-registered that live in mail ballot precincts may register with and vote by absentee ballot. Mail ballot voters that need their ballot sent elsewhere may also apply for an absentee ballot (mail ballots are nonforwardable).
For all election related applications and information, voters may contact the Cass County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, 303 Minnesota Avenue West, PO Box 3000, Walker MN 56484, by calling 218-547-7260, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in.
Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may pre-register at least 21 days before election day, or on election day at your polling place. Your registration remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years. You may register or update your registration online or by completing a paper voter registration application.
Check your registration status or register online by visiting the Minnesota Secretary of State web link Am I Registered?
To print paper registration applications click here for the Minnesota Voter Registration Application form. Paper forms can be returned to Cass County Elections, PO 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
- 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.
Call 218-547-7260 for more information.