While Minnesota doesn't offer early voting, absentee voting began on Friday, Sept. 20. There are four reasons to vote absentee:
1. If you will be absent on Election Day.
2. If you are ill or disabled.
3. If you are an election judge in another precinct.
4. If you will be observing a religious holiday.
To apply to vote absentee, you can print out an application from the Secretary of State website and returning it to Northfield City Hall. In addition, voters can have an absentee ballot mailed to them by completing the Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application and returning it to Northfield City Hall or to Rice County at the address below:
Rice County Government Services Center
Auditor / Treasurer
320 NW Third St.
Faribault, MN 55021
507-332-6104 or 507-645-9576
If you are not registered to vote yet and want to vote absentee your identification card or driver's license with a current name and address will be needed. If you've recently moved and your identification has your old address a current utility bill with current address will work.
Absentee voting at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington St., can take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 4, with special hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 2.
For more information, visit the city's Elections & Voter Information page.