Elections and Voter Registration

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The Wadena County Auditor's Office provides voter registration and election administration for federal, state and county elections. Duties include maintenance of voter registration records, candidate filings, ballot preparation, absentee voting, election results reporting, campaign finance reporting, and providing election related information to the public. The office also provides voter registration and administrative support to cities and schools who administer their local elections.

**Recruiting Election Judges**
Election judges are temporary, paid employees of local election officials trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place. Serving as an election judge is a chance to learn about elections, and is a great service to the community.
To become an election judge contact your local city. town, or county election office or visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Contact Us

  1. Rosalie Miller
    Elections Coordinator
    Auditor/Treasurer Office


    415 Jefferson Street South
    Wadena, MN 56482

    Phone: 218-631-7792
    Fax: 218-631-7652

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Closed Holidays and Weekends

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2016 Election Dates

In 2016, Minnesotans will vote for U.S. President, U.S. Representative, Minnesota State Senator and Minnesota State Representative. Other offices that might be on the ballot include County Commissioner, City Officers, School Board members and Township Officers.

Precinct Caucuses
    • Tuesday, March 1

March Township Elections
    • Tuesday, March 8

Primary Election
   • Election Day is Tuesday, August 9.
   • Absentee ballots are available starting Friday, June 24.
   • Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, July 19 (you can also register on Election Day).

General Election
   • Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.
   • Absentee ballots are available starting Friday, September 23.
   • Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, July 19 (you can also register on Election Day).

Special Elections
Special elections are used to fill vacant offices or decide ballot questions; they can be scheduled at various times during the year, and may be held in conjunction with a regularly scheduled election.