Absentee Ballot Application

Use this application for federal, state, and county elections
Voters may choose to vote by absentee ballot for any election held in Minnesota conducted under state law.
While no reason is needed to vote by absentee ballot, a completed absentee ballot application is required. The absentee ballot application and instructions may be obtained by clicking the link shown below. A completed application can be returned by mail, email, fax, in person, or directly online:

By mail to: Wadena County Auditor-Treasurer's Office, 415 Jefferson Street S, Wadena, MN 56482
(Note: allow 2-3 business days for ample mailing time so that it is received on or before election day)

By email to: Joy.Weyer@co.wadena.mn.us 

By fax to: 218-631-7652

To complete this application online you must:
  • Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
  • Provide an email address
  • Provide your identification number: MN-issued driver's license, Minnesota ID card or last 4 digits of Social Security Number
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:
  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed
  • Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law
If you are an active military or overseas voter, do not use this application. Use the special application for military and overseas voters.

If you already submitted your application, do not submit another one online; use the Absentee Ballot Lookup to find out where your absentee ballot is in the process, or contact your county election office.

Contact Us

  1. Elections Coordinator
    Christine Kempernich

    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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