Brown County is responsible for administering elections and assists many townships, school districts, and cities with the election process.

Want to understand more about Elections – click the link below to head to the Secretary of State’s new site.

The site, Minnesota Election Facts, includes a step-by-step narrative of the elections process and a Fact and Fiction section that counteracts common rumors and misinformation about voting and elections in Minnesota.



Notice of Public Accuracy Test (PDF)

2022 Sample Primary Ballot (PDF)

  • August 9th, 2022-  State Primary Election & Congressional District 1 Special Election
  • November 8th, 2022- State General Election

 Key Public Dates

June 24th
Absentee voting begins for primary election 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
July 19th
Early voter registration ends 21 days before primary. Last day to preregister to vote
August 2nd
Candidate filing period opens for non-primary possible offices
August 2nd
Direct ballot absentee voting (placing ballots directly in ballot counters) begins for the Primary Election
August 6th
Extended hours from 10am - 3pm for in-person absentee voting
August 8th
Last day for in-person absentee voting for the Primary Election (until 5pm)

August 9th

Primary Election Day.


Absentee Voting began for the August primary.

Minnesota’s Primary Election Day is August 9, but you don’t need to wait until then to cast your ballot.  Early voting started June 24.  You can apply now for a ballot to be mailed to you, or vote early in person.  Click on Brown County - Voting Early or the Voting Early tab for more information.

Extended Voting Hours

The Brown County Auditor- Treasurer’s Office will be offering extended election hours on Saturday, August 6th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow voters to cast absentee ballots or return mailed ballots in advance of the Primary Election set for August 9th. Mail ballots from mail ballot precincts can be accepted until 8pm on Election night.

A listing of precinct polling locations and hours and deadlines for returning mailed ballots can be found here (PDF)


Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented after the completion of Congressional reapportionment following the Decennial Census. The Public Hearing to Consider Plans for Redistricting of County Commissioner Districts and Approve County Redistricting Plan was held during the regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Candidates for Federal, State, County Commissioner and Soil and Water Supervisor, and City & School District Offices where a primary is possible may file from May 17, 2022 until May 31, 2022 at 5 pm. See the below notice for offices that will be voted for at the state general election in 2022.


Election Documents and Applications

Register to Vote

Early (Absentee) Voting

Election Day Voting

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Election Resources

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Contact Auditor-Treasurer Office


Brown County Courthouse
14 S State Street
PO Box 115
New Ulm, MN 56073-0115

Located on the 2nd floor, Rm 206
Hours: 8 am – 4:30pm Weekdays

Telephone: (507) 233-6613
Fax: (507) 359-1430

Email County Auditor-Treasurer


Telephone: (507) 233-6614

Email Brown County Elections


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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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