Elections

Benton County Elections Contact Information
Telephone(320)968-5006
AddressBenton County Elections
531 Dewey St
PO Box 129
Foley, MN 56329
Emailelections@co.benton.mn.us


Upcoming Election Dates and Information

Presidential Nomination Primary


Date: March 3, 2020

Voting Information:

View my Sample Ballot:
Election Day Voting:
Regular polling places will be open on March 3rd from 7 AM-8 PM.


Mail Ballot Precincts

Benton County registered voters in Langola Township, City of Gilman, City of Royalton, and City of Sauk Rapids P-6 will be receiving mail ballots. 

The initial mailing will be sent February 4, 2020.

Benton County Notice of Mail Ballot Procedures for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary

Click this link for additional information for those living in mail ballot precincts.

Absentee (early) Voting:


Vote Absentee (early) by Mail:

Complete either the online application or the paper application(see links below) and receive your absentee ballot by mail.  Absentee ballots will be mailed beginning January 17th.

In-person absentee (early) voting:  

  • Vote absentee In-person at the Benton County Auditor-Treasurer’s office beginning 1/17/2020 through 3/2/2020.
  •  Normal hours are 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  
  • We will also be open on Saturday, February 29th from 10 AM to 3 PM and will be open until 5:00 PM on Monday, March 2nd.
Military or Overseas absentee voting:

Military or Overseas Absentee Ballot Application (UOCAVA)-Online

Military or Overseas Absentee Ballot Application (UOCAVA)-Paper


Township Elections


Date: March 10, 2020


Primary Election

Date: August 11, 2020
Election Day Voting:
Regular polling places will be open on August 11th from 7 AM-8 PM.


General Election

Date: November 3, 2020
Election Day Voting:
Regular polling places will be open on November 3rd from 7 AM-8 PM.



City of Sauk Rapids

City of Sauk Rapids-Precincts relocated Starting 2020: 

  • Polling locations previously located at Mississippi Heights Elementary and Pleasantview Elementary School have been relocated.
  • Registered voters in these precincts will be receiving voter registration cards by mail with the updated polling location information around the 1st of February.  This is effective beginning with the March 3rd Presidential Nomination Primary and all future elections.

New Election Equipment starting 2020

Benton County has new election equipment for 2020 and future years.  We will be implementing the DS200 Tabulator by Election Systems & Software.

Voters can stop by the Auditor-Treasurer’s office between January 21st and March 2nd for a demonstration of the new election tabulator from 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

DS200

Register to Vote


Voter Registration Information

Am I Registered to Vote?

Register to Vote Online

Register to Vote On Paper

Register to Vote-Military or Abroad

Time off Work to Vote


How do I become an election judge?

Election judges are appointed by the cities and townships.

To inquire about becoming an election judge, contact the city or township you would like to serve in.

If selected by the city or township to serve as an election judge; you will attend a 2 hour training session given by the Benton County Auditor-Treasurer's office once every two years.

Township and City Contact Information

Township Officers-Contact the Town Clerk

City of Foley

City of Gilman

City of Rice

City of Sauk Rapids

City of St Cloud

City of Sartell

City of Royalton


Elected Officials:

State and Federal Representatives

Who Represents Me?

Township Officials

Township Officials

Campaign Financial Reports

Name Office Sought
Financial Reports
Troy Heck
County Sheriff
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Pete Skwira County Sheriff
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Marilyn Novak County Recorder View Financial Reports
Dennis Niess County Commissioner District 2 View Financial Reports
Miles Seppelt County Commissioner District 2 View Financial Reports
Edward Popp County Commissioner District 2 View Financial Reports
Jim McMahon County Commissioner District 3 View Financial Reports
Philip Miller County Attorney View Financial Reports
Karri Thorsten County Auditor-Treasurer View Financial Reports