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Voter Preregistration Closed October 18th


State General Election – Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Otter Tail County Election Administration encourages you to verify your voter registration. If you are not registered or if your registration needs to be updated we encourage you to either register or update your registration on or before Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Note – Registration temporarily closes 20 days before the November 8, 2016 State General Election, and opens again on Election Day for voters to register at their polling place.

Preregistration will save you time at the polling place on Election Day.

To verify if you are properly registered to vote at the State General Election click on the following link: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx

If you are not registered or if your registration needs to be updated click on the following link: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterRegistration/VoterRegistrationMain.aspx

You can register or update your registration online; however, if you choose to register using a paper application please click on the following link: (preregistration is now closed)

Your paper application can be submitted for processing using one of the following methods:

Mail –
Otter Tail County Government Services Center
510 Fir Ave W
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Fax – 218 998-8042

Email – voter@co.ottertail.mn.us

Remember Preregistration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Should you have any questions or require any additional information please feel free to contact us –

By Phone - 218 998-8040, 8041 or 8030,
By Email – voter@co.ottertail.mn.us,
Stop by the office which is located at 510 Fir Ave W., Fergus Falls, MN 56537 or visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Website at the following link: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote

Absentee Voting


State General Election – Tuesday, November 8, 2016



When –

Officially begins on Friday, September 23, 2016 and with some limited exceptions ends at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016.

How and Where –

In Person – at the County Auditor-Treasurer’s office, which is in the Government Services Center located at 510 Fir Ave W., Fergus Falls, MN 56537.

Beginning Friday, September 23, 2016 during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 and until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016, an eligible individual can complete their absentee ballot application and cast their ballot in person at the office identified above.

By Mail – Obtain an absentee ballot application by clicking on the following link: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-by-mail/

Fully complete your paper absentee ballot application and then submit your paper absentee ballot application to the Otter Tail County Auditor – Treasurer’s office for processing using one of the following methods:

Mail – Otter Tail County Government Services Center
510 Fir Ave W
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Fax – 218 998-8042

Email – voter@co.ottertail.mn.us

As soon as your application is received an absentee ballot package will be mailed directly to you.

Apply Online – You can also apply online for an absentee ballot. Please click on the following link to request an absentee ballot: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/ABRegistrationStep1.aspx

Once your online application is received an absentee ballot package will be mail directly to you.

- IMPORTANT NOTE –



If you choose to obtain an absentee ballot by submitting an absentee ballot application by either mail, email or by applying online please plan to allow enough time for your ballot package to be mailed to you and for you to return your ballot package to us. Your ballot will not be counted if it is received after Election Day and your ballot cannot be returned by email or fax.

Special Application Process for Military and Overseas Voters


– If you are serving in the military or living temporarily or indefinitely overseas you can have an absentee ballot sent to you wherever you are in the world.

You can apply online or by using a paper application. It is very important to follow the instructions found by clicking the following link: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-from-military-or-abroad/

If you are eligible to use this special application process, please note that the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State recommends that you mail your ballot back before Friday, October 7, 2016. Your ballot will not be counted if it is received after Election Day and your ballot cannot be returned by email or fax.

Additional Information

Should you have any questions or require any additional information please feel free to contact us –

By Phone - 218 998-8040, 8041 or 8030,
By Email – voter@co.ottertail.mn.us,
Stop by the office which is located at 510 Fir Ave W., Fergus Falls, MN 56537 or visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Website at the following link: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/

2016 Sample Ballot



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Candidates: November 8, 2016 General Election

Candidates for offices elected at the November 8, 2016 State General Election can be found using this candidate finder.

http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/
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