Elections and Voter Registration


Shell River and Nimrod

​The wrong ballots have been sent out by the vendor.

Replacement Ballots will be mailed out today, October 24th.

You can, also stop at the Courthouse and vote absentee with the correct Ballot.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.
Thank you.

NOTICE:  Mail Ballot Procedures

Check out our Election 2018 App

  Register to Vote Click Here   Click here for Minnesota Caucus Finder   Military or Overseas Voters Click Here

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. Joy Weyer

    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

    Staff Directory

Election District Documents

2018 Election Dates

In 2018, Minnesotans will vote for two U.S. Senators, U.S. Representative, Minnesota State Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Minnesota Attorney General, Minnesota State Auditor, Minnesota Secretary of State, and Minnesota State Representatives. Other offices that will be on the ballot include County Commissioners in Districts 1,3 and 5, County Auditor/Treasurer, County Recorder, County Attorney, County Sheriff, Soil and Water Conservation Districts 1,2,3, City Officers, School Board members and Township Officers.

Precinct Caucuses    

Primary Election:   August 14, 2018

General Election:   November 6, 2018

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.