Voting Early (Absentee)

Any eligible voter can vote early in person or by mail. Voters who wish to vote early must request an absentee ballot by completing an Absentee Ballot Applications or vote early in person at the Courthouse.

*Some voters in Lac qui Parle County live in a mail ballot precinct. Registered voters in mail ballot precincts will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.

Returning Your Absentee Ballot

After completing your ballot and filling out the necessary information on the signature envelope, the voter should return the packet as soon as possible. There are 3 ways to return your packet: 

  1.  Mail (USPS) - Return postage is prepaid and addressed so a voter can mail the ballot to the Lac qui Parle County Elections Office. 
  2.  Drop Off - Voted ballots may be dropped off by the voter during open hours. The voter must prove their identity to verify they are dropping off their own ballot. 
  3.  Drop Off by Agent - Voted ballots may be dropped off by an agent of the voter. The agent must be at least 18 years old, bring a photo ID, and sign a roster documenting the delivery of the ballot. 

If voting absentee by mail, your Absentee Ballot packet can be tracked here: Track your absentee ballot here.

Voting Early In-Person

All Lac qui Parle County voters may vote early in person at the Lac qui Parle County Courthouse – 600 6th St, Suite 5 (Main Level - East), in Madison, MN. 
Early voting is available during the following times:

  • During normal office hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) beginning 46 days before the election
  • The Saturday before the election from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • The Monday before the election from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Note: Military and overseas (UOCAVA) voters can refer to the State's website for more information.