Absentee Ballot Process

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Absentee ballots will be available 46 days before an election. Minnesota voters no longer need a reason to vote absentee.

Absentee voting for the General Election is available September 21 – November 5, 2018.

Vote absentee by mail:

Apply online at MN Votes or download and complete the Absentee Ballot Application

  • You must indicate which election(s) you are requesting an Absentee ballot for.
  • Give you correct legal residence as completely as possible, this is used to verify your voting precinct.
  • Provide your ID number
  • Sign the application

Vote in person at the following location:

Otter Tail County Auditor/Treasurer Office
Government Services Center
510 W Fir Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Voters in the Military or voters who will be overseas on Election Day, need to complete the Military/Overseas Application.

Return the completed application as soon as possible to the election official from whom you received it, or mail the completed application to:

Otter Tail County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office
Government Services Center
510 W Fir Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

You may email or Fax your applications to (218) 998-8042


  • Your Absentee Ballot Application must be signed in order to process.
  • Do not submit more than one application for each election.
  • Your absentee ballots will be mailed or delivered to you as soon as they are available.
  • Ballots received by election officials after election day will not be counted.

Who may apply:

Each person must apply for themselves (other than military or overseas voters). It is a felony to:

  • Make a false statement on an application
  • attempt to cast an illegal ballot, or
  • help anyone to cast an illegal ballot

If you have already submitted your application, use the Absentee Ballot Lookup to find out where your absentee ballots is in the process or contact your county election office.


Phone: 218-998-8040
Mailing: 510 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, USA

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