Election Information for 2020

Federal, State, and City Elections are held in even years every two years.  Township Elections are held every year.

Presidential Nomination Primary is held on the first Tuesday of March in the year of the Presidential election UNLESS the major parties jointly submit a different date prior to March 1st of the year before.

  • 2020 Presidential Primary: Tuesday March 3, 2020 

Precinct Caucus Meetings are the first Tuesday in February UNLESS there is a Presidential Primary, then it's 1 week before that date.

       2020 Caucus Meetings: Tuesday February 25, 2020


Chisago Lake Township Elections are held annually on the second Tuesday in March.

  • 2020 Township: Tuesday March 10, 2020

State Primary Elections are the second Tuesday in August.      

  • 2020 Primary Election: Tuesday August 11, 2020

  • Absentee Ballots Available - June 26-August 10, 2020

  • Pre Registration Closes - July 21, 2020

State General Elections are on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

  • 2020 General Election: Tuesday November 3, 2020

  • Absentee Ballots Available - September 18-November 2, 2020

  • Pre Registration Closes - October 13, 2020

You may vote early by using an absentee ballot, instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day. You have the option of voting absentee either by mail or in person. Absentee voting starts 46 days before the election.

Voters in the military and citizens living outside the United States use a different process to vote absentee. Please visit the Military & Overseas Voter Services website.

Absentee Ballot Application (PDF)
Online Application (recommended)

Vote Absentee In Person

You can request, receive and cast an absentee ballot in one visit.  Stop by the Chisago County Auditor-Treasurer's Office 45 days prior to an election and you may vote in person during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • The Saturday prior to Election Day 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • The Monday prior to Election Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • During the seven days before an election a voter may vote via Direct Balloting. This alternative allows the voter to cast their ballot directly into the ballot counter.


Vote Absentee By Mail

You may apply by online application or the paper application (PDF).  Election officials will mail the absentee ballot materials to you soon after receiving your application. Follow the instructions carefully to avoid your ballot being rejected. You will also need a witness. The witness must be another registered Minnesota voter, or a notary from any state. Return the ballot on or before Election Day. Delivery options are:

  • Mail it in the provided pre-paid envelope. The ballot MUST arrive by 8pm the day of the Election.

  • Deliver it in-person to the Chisago County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office by 3:00pm the day of the Election.

  • Have someone else return your ballot by 3:00pm on Election Day. This person cannot deliver more than three ballots.

  • You MAY NOT deliver or use your absentee ballot at the polling place on Election Day



Voter can apply for an absentee ballot online and submit it electronically (PREFERRED METHOD) 


Absentee voters can track their absentee ballots on the OSS website


For More Information on Absentee Voting go to https://www.chisagocounty.us/140/Absentee-Voting 

Election Voting and Election Information 

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