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Elections & Voting

The county Auditor administers the county functions of Federal, State, and Local elections. This includes voter registration, maintaining voter history, tabulating and reporting election night results, training elections judges and local officials, and collecting candidate filings.

Affidavits of candidacy and nominating petitions for county, state and federal offices to be voted on at the state general election are filed during a two-week filing period that opens 84 days before the primary and closes 70 days before the primary at 5 p.m.

Prior to a state primary and general election, a notice of election will be posted in the offices of the County Auditor and Municipal clerks and will also be made available on this web site. The notice will also be published in local newspapers. Sample ballots will be posted in the Office of the County Auditor and published in local newspapers the week prior to the primary or general election.

Township elections are held in March each year – with the exception of the townships of Brandon, Carlos, LaGrand, Miltona and Osakis – which have opted to hold their Township Election in conjunction with the State General Election held in November of the even numbered years.

 
DOUGLAS COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASURER OFFICE HOURS
Regular office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm,  Monday thru Friday
Extended absentee voting hours:
Saturday, October 24, 2020 (10:00am – 3:00pm)
Saturday, October 31, 2020 (10:00am – 3:00pm)
Monday, November 2, 2020 (8:00am – 5:00pm)

2021 Election Schedule 

State General Election: N/A - next mid-term election will occur in Nov. 2022

11-02-2021 Special Elections:

Note: School Districts administer their own elections during odd numbered years.

ISD 206 (Alexandria) - School Board Vacancy
ISD 213 (Osakis) - School Board Vacancy
ISD 2342 (West Central) - Building Referendum
ISD 2908 (Brandon-Evansville) - Building Referendum
ISD 547 (Parkers Prairie) - School Board Vacancy

ABSENTEE BALLOT: Contact your school district directly if you desire to vote by absentee ballot.

The online application and “Track My Ballot” tools are NOT available during odd year elections.

Please submit a paper absentee ballot application by mail or scan/email to your school district.