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Farming Township Election News –
The Farming Township Board has elected to vote by Mail Ballot procedure for all STATEWIDE ELECTIONS. Registered voters will receive information and will be mailed a ballot automatically for the Statewide Elections.
If you are not a registered voter, you can get information regarding voting by contacting Stearns County by phone at 320-656-3920, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the website at www.co.stearns.mn.us.
The Annual Township Board Election and the Annual Meeting will be held as usual.
Notice is hereby given that the Township Election for Farming Township will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Affidavits for Candidacy may be filed with the Township Clerk at 27555 County Road 41, Albany, MN 56307 from 9:00 am Tuesday, December 31, 2019 through 5:00 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2020 for the offices of:
Township Supervisor – 3 year term – currently held by Dan Stommes
Township Clerk – 2 year term – currently held by Judy Bruemmer
There is a $2.00 filing fee.
**Note: the filing office will be closed January 1, 2020 due to New Year’s Holiday. The Clerk will be available at the above residence from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 as required by law.
Farming Township Clerk
***Special Note: The Township Election will be held as usual. Only the “Statewide” elections are Mail Ballot.***
Office of the County Auditor-Treasurer
Stearns County Service Center • 3301 County Road 138 • Waite Park, MN 56387
Phone: 320-656-3920 • Fax: 320-203-6960
Randy R. Schreifels, County Auditor-Treasurer
POSTED NOTICE OF MAIL BALLOT PROCEDURES
TO VOTERS OF STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA
The following precincts located in Stearns County have elected to vote by mail ballot procedure in
Statewide elections as authorized under Minnesota Statues 204B.45. All other precincts vote at their
designated polling places on Election Day.
|Crow River||Melrose||Greenwald||St. Anthony|
|Farming||Munson||Lake Henry||St. Rosa|
|Getty||North Fork||Meire Grove||Spring Hill|
|Lake George||Spring Hill|
For the 2020 statewide elections, the election dates and the corresponding dates that ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in mail ballot precincts are:
|Statewide Presidential Nominating Primary Election:||March 3, 2020||Ballot Mailing Dates:||January 20 – February 21, 2020|
|Statewide Primary Election:||August 11, 2020||Ballot Mailing Dates:||June 22 – July 27, 2020|
|Statewide General Election:||November 3, 2020||Ballot Mailing Dates:||September 28 – October 19, 2020|
Voters registered in this precinct by the following dates will be mailed a ballot automatically:
February 11, 2020 for the Statewide Presidential Nomination Primary Election
July 21, 2020 for the Statewide Primary Election
October 13, 2020 for the Statewide General Election
Eligible voters not pre-registered by the dates listed above may vote by absentee.
Registered voters wishing to receive their ballot at a temporary address may contact the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Office to vote by absentee. You may check your voter registration status online at www.mnvotes.org.
To vote by absentee, request an absentee ballot application by one of the following:
- Online at www.mnvotes.org
- By phone (320) 656-3920
- By mail: Stearns County Service Center, at address listed below:
- In person at:
Stearns County Service Center or Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Office Administration Building
3301 County Road 138 705 Courthouse Square, Rm 148
Waite Park, MN 56387 St. Cloud, MN 56303
8:30 am – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Absentee voting begins January 17, 2020 for the Statewide Presidential Nomination Primary, June 26, 2020 for the Statewide Primary, and September 18, 2020 for the Statewide General Election.
Ballots may be returned:
- by mail (a prepaid postage return envelope is included when the ballots are mailed)
- may be delivered in person
- delivered by designated agent to:Stearns County Service Center
3301 County Road 138
Waite Park, MN 56387
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Ballots must be received no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the normal business hours, extended hours for absentee voting are:
Statewide Presidential Nomination Primary Election:
Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.; Monday March 2, 2020 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Statewide Primary Election:
Saturday August 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday, August 10, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Statewide General Election:
Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday, November 2, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you choose to vote in person on Election Day, the designated polling place is:
Stearns County Service Center
3301 County Road 138
Waite Park, MN 56387
Polling hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
At least one assistive voting ballot-marker will be available at that polling place to permit persons with disabilities to vote privately and independently.
All mail ballots will be counted at the Stearns County Service Center after 8:00 p.m. on the respective election dates.
Additional information is available by contacting the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Office, Elections Division, by phone (320) 656-3920, by email at email@example.com , or by visiting the website at www.co.stearns.mn.us .
Dated 11th day of December, 2019
By order of
Randy R. Schreifels,
Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer