Absentee voting and mail ballot precincts
The Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for absentee voting. Absentee voting started on Friday, June 26 and continues through Monday, August 10.
The Auditor/Treasurer’s office will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday, August 10th.
Go to MNvotes.org to find where to vote, request an absentee ballot, view your sample ballot, and more.
All absentee ballots must be hand delivered to the Auditor/Treasurer’s office by the voter themselves or an agent for the voter by 3 p.m. on Election Day or must be post-marked on or before Election Day, using U.S. mail or a package delivery service and received by the County by the day before the county canvass, which may take place on the second or third day following the election, for your ballot to be counted.
Mail Ballot Precincts and Procedures
Twenty-six (26) of the thirty-three (33) precincts in Lyon County have elected to vote by mail ballot procedure.
Mail ballot precincts include the cities of Balaton, Florence, Garvin, Ghent, Lynd, and Taunton and all 20 townships of Lyon County (Amiret, Clifton, Coon Creek, Custer, Eidsvold, Fairview, Grandview, Island Lake, Lake Marshall, Lucas, Lynd, Lyons, Monroe, Nordland, Rock Lake, Shelburne, Sodus, Stanley, Vallers, and Westerheim).
Ballots have been mailed for the August 11th Primary to all registered voters who live in a mail ballot jurisdiction. Anyone who lives in one of the above precincts and did not yet receive a ballot should contact the Auditor/Treasurer’s office at 507-537-6724, option 4, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returned ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, using U.S. mail or a package delivery service and received by the County by the day before the county canvass, which may take place on the second or third day following the election, for your ballot to be counted.
Voters have the option to deliver their ballot instead of returning by mail. Voters may bring their ballot during normal business hours to the Auditor/Treasurer’s office. In person returns of ballots from voters of mail ballot precincts must be delivered by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Residents in mail ballot precincts who want to vote on Election Day may do so at the Auditor/Treasurer’s office on the 2nd floor of the Lyon County Government Center at 607 W Main St in Marshall. Polls will be open on Tuesday, August 11th, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.