BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2012
EVERY VOTER MUST SHOW PHOTO IDENTIFICATION EACH TIME THEY VOTE, WHEN VOTING AT THE POLLS OR VOTING IN PERSON BY ADVANCE BALLOT IN THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE.
Early voting can start twenty days before an Election Day. You may vote in advance, without reason at the Ottawa County Election Office, 307 N. Concord, Suite 102, Minneapolis, (785) 392-2279.
One of three ways to vote is allowed.
1. You may vote in advance in person at the Election office 20 days prior to any election during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The deadline for voting in person is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to Election Day, Election office only. Photo ID is required. If circumstances arise that you can not make those hours work, please call Mary Arganbright, Ottawa County Election Officer, 785-392-2279 or 785-392-7603, and other arrangements will be made to meet your schedule.
2. To vote by mail, you may contact the Election office for an Application for Advance Ballot by Mail and it can be mailed to you, or come in person. You may download the Application for Advance Ballot by Mail by clicking on the link located below. These applications can be mailed back to the election office or faxed at (785) 392-2011. The completed application must be received at the Election Office before 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the election. Ballots can be mailed beginning 20 days before the election. Your completed ballot may be returned to the county election officer OR to any polling place within the county by close of polls on Election Day. Any mailed ballot postmarked or otherwise noted by USPS that ballot was mailed by close of polls on Election Day is eligible for counting if received within three days after the election.
3. You may go to the polls and vote on Election Day. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Photo ID is required.
Application for Advance Ballot by Mail click here