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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Primary Election is Tuesday, August 11th

POLLING PLACE CHANGE FOR WARD 1 –On June 29th we received word that the National Guard Armory, home to voters in Ward 1, is unexpectedly unavailable for the August 11th primary election, so the Ward 1 polling place has been relocated to Johnson Hall at the Fairgrounds (400 West Union Street).

Following the August primary, staff will recommend we reverse course and go back to the Armory for the big presidential election in November.

Ward 1 polling place:  Johnson Hall at the Fairgrounds, 400 West Union Street.
Ward 2 polling place:  Community Center, 600 South Fifth Street.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS …..if you want to avoid your polling place this year due to expected long lines and COVID-19 restrictions, it’s not too late to apply for an absentee ballot. The process is safe, secure and has been used across Minnesota for decades. Applications can be made at the Nicollet County Government Center where you can apply and immediately receive your ballot. Can’t get to the Government Center? It’s just as easy to apply online at the Secretary of State’s website at

Click here for more information on Elections

Online applicants will receive their ballot in the mail and you won’t even have to leave your house to vote.

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