Absentee balloting opens Friday, June 29 at county locations

For August 14 primary election


Minnesota voters must move their clocks ahead from past years when voting in the state primary election.

Two years ago, the date of the state primary was moved from September to August, and this year’s primary election will be Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Voters will narrow the field of candidates seeking election to federal, state and county offices.

The change means an earlier start for absentee voting, which begins Friday, June 29 and continues through Monday, Aug. 13.

Where to Vote

Voters who have a valid reason for voting absentee may vote in person at any of the following Washington County Service Centers:

•Headwaters Service Center, 1995 Forest Road N., Forest Lake.

•Woodbury Service Center, 2150 Radio Drive, Woodbury;

•Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove;

•Government Center in Stillwater, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater;

Absentee voting hours at the county service centers are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours for absentee balloting will be offered Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Absentee voters are encouraged to vote at the beginning of the period (June 29-Aug. 13) for absentee voting.

Absentee voters waiting to vote the last week of the absentee voting period may experience long lines and the potential for a long wait.

Voters also may vote absentee by mail. Call 651-430-6175 to have an absentee ballot application mailed.

Questions about the primary election, absentee voting, or voter registration can be directed to Washington County at 651-430-6175.